Commercial establishments like a pub are fun places to have a good time at the end of the day. Almost every population centre in England will have its own pubs or taverns for people to socialise in and wind down with a drink. Even then, in such places, there’s always the danger of untoward incidents like fire occurring as a result of too much ale. This calls for a fire safety risk assessment job to better prepare your establishment, especially since the pub industry is a high-risk place for business operators.
A pub has a number of potential sources where a fire can start. They include the kitchen stove, bottles of spirits, or even leftover stores of cooking oil. A fire risk assessor may even ask you where you store any waste paper. The electrical wiring also warrants a full evaluation and repair, especially if the electrical system hasn’t been checked in a long time.
The Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005 is the legislation that aims to provide fire safety in business establishments in England and Wales. A Responsible Person (RP) is appointed to be in charge of the duties included in the order. In businesses, the employer would be the designated RP and needs to ensure that his employees are given the required precautions and fire assessment needed. Continue reading
The U.K. is currently celebrating Ageing Safely Week (September 29th to October 5th). In line with the celebration, firefighters have urged senior citizens to evaluate their homes’ fire safety arrangements. Officials are understandably concerned given the public’s surprising lack of awareness for such a serious matter. Continue reading