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Compliance through lockdown

Our lives have all been transformed since the beginning of 2020. However, the threat of fire and other security risks have not.

This brief article gives you our top tips to consider to help maintain your Fire Safety compliance throughout the next lockdown.  More detail is available in our COVID-19 statement.

  1. Recognise that your legal obligations of the Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005 (‘RRO’) remain unchanged.  Your insurers and other interested parties could expect you to maintain appropriate measures regardless of what is happening outside of your organisation.
  2. Consider if your Fire Risk Assessment (‘FRA’) needs a review.  They are the backbone of compliance with the RRO and it is a requirement that your FRA accurately reflects the current usage and occupancy level of your building.
  3. Speak to your insurers if your premises are unmanned or occupied by lower levels of staff than normal.  There are potentially higher risks of arson or vandalism and a fire could take longer to be detected.
  4. Consider how to maintain scheduled maintenance visits & remedial works.  Our engineers are all provided with PPE and Hand Sanitiser, but you will need to make sure that control measures are in place your end as well.

Ultimately, we are all in this together, so if you have any questions or concerns about maintaining your compliance, please contact us.  Fixfire is committed to providing the same level of support that we have given our clients for the last 40 years, even if it has to be done in a slightly different way!

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