Fire Detection and Warning System

You must have an appropriate fire-detection and warning system. Whatever system you have, it must be able to warn all people in the building in all circumstances.

You need to decide which type of fire detector is suitable for your premises. It may be that one type of detector is suitable for one part of your premises and another for the rest. Before installing a fire-detection system, you may wish to discuss your proposals with your local fire authority or fire safety consultants.

Fire-Fighting Equipment

Your fire risk assessment may highlight that it may be appropriate to provide portable multi-purpose fire extinguishers so that people on your premises can tackle a fire in its early stages. These extinguishers should have a guaranteed shelf-life, and there should be one for every 200 square metres of floor space, and at least one on every floor. Depending on your type of business and the outcome of your fire risk assessment, you may need other specialised fire-fighting equipment.