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The Essential, Easy Guide to the BS 5839-1: 2017

Here is your easy guide to understanding the BS (British Standards) 5839-1:2017. The BS 5839 Part 1 is a code of practice for the design, installation, commissioning and maintenance of fire protection systems in commercial/non-domestic premises. These “non-domestic premises” include offices, shops and shopping centres, hotels, public houses and restaurants, hospitals, schools, churches and care …

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Who is the ‘Responsible Person’ for Fire Safety?

Every business and commercial premises will have a ‘Responsible Person’. When it comes to fire safety, the buck stops with them. Here’s everything you need to know from how to identify your building’s ‘Responsible Person’ to exactly what they’re responsible for. The Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005 officially came into force in October 2006, …

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Top 5 Dos & Don’ts When Doing Your Weekly Fire Alarm Test

Fire alarm testing must be carried out every week. This will usually be carried out by your commercial premises’ designated person or the site’s ‘Responsible Person’. The problem is that many people don’t feel confident enough with their fire alarm to put the system in ‘test’ and carry out the test. But, with knowledge and …

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