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  • 1,500+ Business Documents - Categories of fire alarm system
    Categories of fire alarm systemIf you were told that you needed an L1, LD2 or a P2 fire alarm system, would you know what it meant? Our information sheet explains it all. What's covered?Fire specialists, including the enforcing authorities, use fire alarm categories to explain the level of system required for a particular building. These originate from BS5839-1: 2017 (for non-domestic premises) and BS5839:6:2019 (for domestic premises). To help you to understand what has been specified, use our Categories of...
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  • 1,500+ Business Documents - Escape route checksheet
    Escape route checksheetOnce you've identified a passageway as an escape route, it's vital to keep it clear, easily identifiable and useable. This should involve weekly formal checks in addition to more frequent visual inspections.Why and how to use the formEnsuring escape routes are kept clear at all times can be difficult to achieve. The temptation is to use the route for the temporary storage of stock etc., but if you allow this, it could make the evacuation of your building more difficult. There are other...
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  • 1,500+ Business Documents - Fire signs checklist
    Fire signs checklistFire safety signs tend to be forgotten about once installed, but over time they may need to be updated or replaced. Our fire signs checklist will help. How to use the checklistUse our document to check that you have all you need, and to ensure signs are correctly in place on an ongoing basis. The list of signs covers fire escape routes and exits, fire doors, fire extinguishers, fire hazards and emergency action.Before you start, record the building and the work area you are looking at in...
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  • 1,500+ Business Documents - Construction/refurbishment fire safety checklist
    Construction/refurbishment fire safety checklistHaving the builders in can lead to increased fire risks that adversely affect your fire safety provision. Why not counter this by using a construction/refurbishment fire safety checklist?Managing pre-construction risksAt some point, you're likely to have builders on your premises. Irrespective of the activity, new hazards may be introduced which will have implications for your fire safety provision. For this reason, you may find a Construction/Refurbishment Fire...
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  • 1,500+ Business Documents - Residential property safety checklist
    Residential property safety checklistIf you're responsible for accommodation which is let out as living space, there are various health and safety considerations. Our checklist will help you with your on-site checks. Using the documentMany people think that domestic premises are exempt from health and safety requirements, but that isn't the case. Even an owner occupier has a duty to take reasonable care for the safety of others visiting their premises, but once it becomes a commercial venture, there are additional...
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  • 1,500+ Business Documents - Fireworks
    Risk assessment - fireworks Luckily, the fun police haven't completely ruled out the possibility of hosting a firework party for your staff. But if you want to hold one, how do you control the risks? Our template risk assessment will help.PreparationClearly there's a potential danger in letting off fireworks, so holding a party isn't something to be taken lightly. However, the good news is that there's plenty of practical advice available to make your evening safe.In drawing up this template risk assessment...
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  • 1,500+ Business Documents - Out-of-hours fire alarm response
    Out-of-hours fire alarm responseThere's never a good time for the fire alarm to go off, but if it sounds when the responsible staff member is absent, you'll need a plan which keeps everyone safe. Use our document to describe your arrangements.Risky businessA fire alarm going off outside of working hours could lead to untrained staff or tenants taking unnecessary risks or interfering with life-saving equipment. Whilst they may do this with the best intentions, it can cause all sorts of problems. In addition,...
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  • 1,500+ Business Documents - Fire precautions - means of escape
    Fire precautions - means of escapeEnsuring that your premises has adequate means of escape is about the most critical part of your fire risk assessment. Use our form to record what's in place and check that it's suitable.How to use the formMeans of escape in the event of fire include corridors, walkways, stairs and final exits. The adequacy of the means of escape depends on whether: (1) there are enough routes out of the building; (2) travel distances are acceptable; and (3), if required, routes are protected...
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  • 1,500+ Business Documents - Special evacuation risk assessment
    Special evacuation risk assessmentWhen a building is used by the public, customers or visitors, you need inclusive fire procedures which work for everyone. Use our template to ensure you're prepared.Who's it for?The purpose of our Special Evacuation Risk Assessment (SEAR) is to identify current weaknesses and actions which need to be taken to ensure the safety of disabled visitors. Once complete you will have a list of required improvements including new equipment, building alterations, additional fixtures and...
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  • 1,500+ Business Documents - Personal emergency evacuation plan (PEEP)
    Personal emergency evacuation planNot everyone may be able to follow your emergency evacuation procedures. In these instances, you need to create an individual plan.When is it needed?If you have staff, pupils or residents who are either disabled or have a health concern that prevents them from following standard evacuation plans, you need to create a Personal Emergency Evacuation Plan. This document sets out the special arrangements you've made to ensure that the individual in question can get to a place of...
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