Posted on 07/03/2022 in Building & Construction Fire Safety 2022
UK businesses fail on fire safety

Survey by equipment & servicing company JLA says UK companies do not ensure fire safety for sites, staff and visitors. 38% of 250 UK businesses surveyed do not have adequate fire risk assessments, 40% have not provided all staff with training on avoidance of false fire alarms (75% in restaurants and bars), 80% do not have written procedures to avoid false alarms and 20% do not have fire alarms tested more than once per year. Pater Martin, Operations Director for Fire & Security at JLA: “if a fire were to occur, many organisations could be placing their customers, and employees, under extreme risk.”

“A third of UK businesses are failing to test their fire alarms as often as legally required”, JLA, 15th December 2021

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