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Facilities Management

With Facilities Management being a multi-faceted role, it’s imperative that fire safety is managed effectively. Understanding the role of the responsible person on site, keeping up to date with changes to standards and servicing fire extinguishers on site are just some of the important factors that need to be maintained.

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Fire extinguishers: Your frequently asked questions

How much do you know about fire extinguishers? All businesses must adhere to fire safety regulations and keep relevant fire extinguishers onsite, ensuring that they are easily accessible and in working order in the event of an emergency. With over 45 years’ experience, CheckFire is not...

POSTED 14.05.2021 | BY Amy Moseley


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A. Fire extinguishers play a vital role in any fire protection plan in any environment. They are a first aid response to fire and can help prevent catastrophic damage to property and even loss of life. Read more about the importance of fire extinguishers here.
A. In any commercial premises, somebody must take responsibility for fire safety and ensure precautions and preventative measures are in place to keep everyone safe. The Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005 is the overarching legislation for fire safety in commercial premises, and defines the ‘responsible person’ in any workplace as the employer (should the workplace be under their control), and where the premises is not a workplace, this is the occupier or owner. The Order requires that the ‘responsible person’ provides and maintains satisfactory fire precautions. Find out more about who is the responsible person here.
A. The responsible person must undertake general fire precautions including measures to reduce the risk of fire, such as a fire risk assessment, as well as implementing measures for fire detection, warning and firefighting equipment, such as installing fire alarms and testing them regularly, and servicing your fire extinguishers annually. Find out more about the role of the responsible person here.
A. Portable extinguishers can be the means of escape as well as fighting the fire so it’s vital you know that they are compliant. All types of extinguishers should undergo a service. Best practice recommends a responsible person should use a competent person to maintain their fire safety equipment and, as a minimum, this should be undertaken once a year in accordance with BS 5306-3:2017. Find out more about the importance of fire extinguisher servicing and maintenance here.
A. We have a vast product offering with high quality imagery, product detail and data sheets. If you are already a CheckFire customer, please reach out to us via our Contact Us form, or via your Account Manager, and we will be able to provide you with a wealth of product content. Contact us here.
A. Yes we are more than happy to arrange this for you; when you are placing an order with us, just inform us of the shipping address of your customer and we will ensure that the order is delivered to your customers address and that there is no CheckFire branded paperwork included in the shipment for you.

Darren Lucas

Darren has been part of the CheckFire Team for over 20 years and carries extreme passion for fire safety. Simply get in touch with Darren to learn how we can support with ensuring fire safety is maintained within the facilities management sector.

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