fire safety checks - fire extinguishers

Fire safety checks – fire extinguishers

Fire safety checks – fire extinguishers. This short guide will help managers determine whether they have sufficient fire extinguishers and also training for their staff and building.

British Standards and also government guidance will help managers select the correct type and number of extinguishers. This short guide will also help assess adequacy of fire fighting equipment:

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Fire safety checks – emergency lighting

Fire safety checks – emergency lighting

Fire safety checks – emergency lighting is  important to help persons in a building can escape safely. This guide will help managers decide whether their emergency lighting is adequate.

Where the answer to one of the following questions is no, the emergency lighting should be reviewed or upgraded.

  • Is there enough light to enable the escape routes to be used safely at all times when the building is occupied. This should include winter months, evenings, nights and also in the event of a power cut?
  • Is there enough light to enable the fire precautions to be used safely at all times the building is occupied? This should include winter months, evenings, nights and also in the event of a power cut?
  • Fire safety checks – emergency lighting. Is there emergency lighting in all areas in the workplace that have no natural light or borrowed light,  from which staff may have to escape from or go through in the event of a fire?
  • Is there enough light outside the building that will light the escape routes leading to assembly points?
  • Fire safety checks – emergency lighting. Is the emergency lighting system tested  every month and six monthly by a competent person?
  • Does a qualified engineer test the  system each year or in accordance with the design specification?
  • Are emergency lighting tests recorded in the fire  log book?

Fire marshal and fire warden courses

Emergency lighting and also testing is discussed on our fire marshal and also fire warden courses. In addition, fire alarm test, fire extinguisher checks and also door and exit checks are included. Booking a course with us is so easy. Either email or phone us with your preferred date. A booking form will be sent and once we have your details and also you have agreed our terms, your course places will be booked.

We also provide live fire training exercises on our courses. All staff on our courses will get a certificate and also online notes on request. If you have any questions, either call or email us now.

For info on fire risk assessments either call or email us.

Fire safety checks – Travel distance

Fire safety checks – Travel distance

Fire safety checks – Travel distance guide. This guide will assist managers to work out if the m travel distance in the workplace is suitable.

If any of the distances in the following questions are exceeded, you may need expert advice.

  • Is the travel distance from a dead end to an exit in an area of high risk less than 12 metres?
  • Is the travel distance from a dead end to an exit from within an area of normal fire risk and also where sleeping accommodation is provided. less than 16 metres?
  •  Travel distance – is the travel distance from a dead end to an exit from within an area of normal fire risk and not forming a production area of a factory, less than 18 metres?
  • Is the travel distance from a dead end to an exit, from within an area of normal fire risk, including factory production less than 25 metres?
  • Is the travel distance from a dead end to an exit, from within an area of low fire risk, less than 45 metres.
  • Travel Distance – Is the travel distance from an area with more than one escape route to an exit and with high fire risk present. less than 25 metres?
  • Is the travel distance from an area with more than one escape route to an exit, providing sleeping accommodation, and with normal fire risk present, less than 32 metres?
  • Travel distance – Is the travel distance from an area with more than one escape route to an exit and with normal fire risk present, less than 45 metres?
  • Is the travel distance from an area with more than one escape route to an exit and with low fire risk present, less than 60 metres?

Fire safety checks – travel distance – Part of a series of blogs

This fire safety checks list post is part of a series of posts that will help managers work out if their travel distance is suitable.

Fire safety checks - fire exits

Fire safety checks – fire exits

Fire safety checks – fire exits

Fire safety checks – fire exits are so persons are able to leave a building when a fire alarm sounds. Therefore all staff must know how to recognise them and also operate any devices to open them.

This short guide will help managers ensure that staff know about fire exits and also how they are maintained.

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