Fire Prevention Advice For Businesses Re Fire Service Strike in Kent November 2013

Fire Prevention Advice For Businesses Re Fire Service Strike in Kent November 2013

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Kent Fire Service are reminding businesses that there will be strike action in the county.

They have compiled a list of potential fire prevention advice for business premises.

Fire safety legislation requires you to take account of fire risks and consider preventative measures on a daily basis.

However, during periods of industrial dispute, fire prevention is even more important.

Fire Prevention Advice for Kent businesses includes:

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  • Review your fire risk assessment and ensure that anything highlighted previously has been implemented.
  • Could you improve your fire safety routines?
  • Industrial premises should ensure that all potentially flammable products are locked away to avoid the risk of arson.
  • Check the security and deterrents of your site. Is external lighting adequate and any CCTV functioning correctly?
  • Always store flammable liquids in approved containers that are suitable for the product and keep the volume stored on site to a minimum.
  • Check storage procedures for pressurised gas bottles
  • Look at end of day procedures for ‘hot works’ areas
  • Work with neighbouring businesses to reduce the risks of fire to each other
  • Ensure that all fire alarms are tested and working correctly.
  • Check that escape routes are not impeded. Also that employees and visitors know where to go in the event of a fire.
  • Fire extinguishers and other fire fighting equipment should be serviced regularly.
  • Just as importantly, the people responsible for fire safety must be familiar with where they are located and how to use them on small fires.

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