Do I need to have my fire extinguishers serviced?
Yes, Fire extinguishers should be serviced annually in accordance to Bs 5306 part 3 of 2009 and they should be sited and positioned according to BS5306 part 8 of 2012
Do I need a fire risk assessment (FRA)?
Yes, Each year your fire risk assessment should be reviewed by a competent person in accordance with the regulatory reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005 (FSO). If you dont have one you could be breaking the law!
Do I need a fire alarm?
In accordance to BS 5839 part 1 of 2008, every place of work where there are multiple occupants must have reasonable means possible of notifying everyone of a fire or potential fire. This could be simply met by shouting FIRE FIRE FIRE, however for SME’s the best way to accomplish this is to install a fire alarm system in accordance to BS5839 part 1 of 2017
Do I need to service my emergency lighting?
Yes, this is a legal requirement. Your emergency lighting should be tested monthly by a responsible person in your workplace each month and then again by a competent person every six months and a full discharge of each light should be carried out annually in order to comply with BS5266 (pt 1, 7 & 8)