Time and time again we read about a fire within the workplace, hotel or restaurant; businesses are burnt to the ground and in more tragic situations fatalities happen. In most cases fire could have been prevented if the business owner had carried out a proper Fire Risk Assessment and put the proper fire risk preventions in place.
Online PR News – 06-August-2010 – – Business owners are finding it hard to keep up with running their businesses efficiently within the current economic climate and tend to try to take short cuts when it comes to the safety of staff within the workplace. Health & Safety and Fire Safety within the workplace is a main priority for any business owner or anybody responsible for people visiting their place of work i.e. hotel owners.
Time and time again we read about fires within the workplace, hotels and restaurants; businesses are burnt to the ground and in more tragic situations fatalities happen. In most cases fire could have been prevented if the business owner had carried out a proper Fire Risk Assessment and put the proper fire risk preventions in place.
Too many companies see a fire risk assessment as an expenditure rather than an investment into their businesses, staff and visitors safety.
Andy Macdonald Fireman and Managing Director of Macdonald Martin Fire Associates quoted "You would not believe how many companies take short cuts when it comes to Fire Safety, what they don't take into account is the fact that if they do not carry out Fire Risk Assessments they can receive a hefty fine or in more tragic circumstances be responsible for a fire in their workplace that could have been prevented if the correct fire procedures had been complied to" Andy went on to say "The fines that business owners are receiving for not being compliant to Fire Safety Legislation run up to tens of thousands of pounds and it is not just small businesses but larger companies also take the risk. It amazes me that for a very small sum of money they could avoid this expense by employing a Fire Safety Consultant to carry out a fire risk assessment on their behalf"
Companies cannot afford to let their businesses go up in smoke or afford the fine that could be coming their way just for not being compliant with the Fire Safety Legislation. Companies need to realise that they have a duty of care to all their employees and visitors to their building or establishment
Fire Risk Assessments in the workplace are a legal requirement and getting help from someone like Macdonald Martin is a very small investment compared to the thousands of pounds in fines that you could face if caught for not being compliant with the Fire Safety Legislation.
Fire Risk Consultants inspect your premises and carry out the necessary Fire Risk Assessments; they can provide you with tailored training packages from basic fire training to in-depth fire marshal/warden training specific to the needs of your business and staff requirements.
If you are an owner of a company you need to be fully aware of the legal requirements for Fire Safety, Visit www.macdonald-martin.co.uk to see full details of how you can prevent fire in your workplace with a Fire Risk Assessment