Fire Safety Regulations for Corporate, Retail & Public Sectors - we can help you get it right
Complying with the stipulations set out in the Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005 is a legal necessity for every organisation, regardless of their size or sector they operate in.
There can be many pitfalls in attempting to navigate and implement these fire protection and safety guidelines – this is why fire safety regulations have been PEL Services’ specialist subject for over 35 years.
PEL Services’ core aim in working with clients is to utilise our vast experience and expertise to help them become compliant, without the need for them to become a “specialist” themselves.
Our commitment to helping organisations and our reputation for how seriously we approach fire safety, are the main reasons we’re chosen as fire safety partners. For example, PEL Services are:
- Certificated to the highest LPCB fire alarm industry accreditation - LPS 1014
- Top level accreditations including BAFE SP201
- Constructionline approved
- Trusted by business owners who understand the importance of fire safety
Our client base is impressive too:
- Schools and educational establishments
- Local authorities
- NHS trusts
- Housing associations (including Housing & Care 21)
- Retail customers including WH Smith and B&Q
- Financial organisations including Deutsche Band and Royal Sun Alliance
All PEL Services’ Field Engineers are trained by the Fire Industry Association (FIA) and provide rapid response support and nationwide maintenance coverage. They are also qualified to install fire alarms to regulatory standards.
PEL Services’ fire solution portfolio includes:
- Fire alarms and smoke detection systems
- Voice Alarm
- Fire risk assessments
- Disabled refuge systems
- Fire telephone equipment
- Fire extinguishers
In addition to these solutions, PEL Services often combine fire protection with our equally strong capabilities in sound, security and assistive technology. This enables economies of scale, organisation-wide project management and faster solution deployment.
Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005 – what you MUST know
All buildings, except domestic premises, are subject to The Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005 and the “Responsible Person”, as defined in the order, has to conduct a fire risk assessment. This fire risk assessment will decide the appropriate British Standards necessary to provide a suitable and sufficient solution for the building.
The enforcement body is the Fire and Rescue Service and a number of guidance documents have been published by the Department of Communities and Local Government (DCLC) for buildings subject to The Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005.
This is especially important since none of the legislation itself gives any detailed information on the type of system required, but the guidance usually indicates appropriate British Standards. The main standard for Fire Detection & Alarm Systems is BS5839 pt.1: 2013.
British Standard BS5839 pt.1: 2013 defines categories of systems to ensure the design and installation of a fire detection & alarm system meet the principal objectives identified in the fire risk assessment.
The preparation of an emergency plan should involve input from emergency services and insurers to identify areas of primary risk, types risk and expected response times. A specification for the Fire Detection & Alarm System can then be created by your PEL Engineer.
To discuss your needs and how PEL Services can help your organisation comply with regulatory guidelines, contact us today and speak with a fire safety advisor.
Alternatively find out more about us or review our fire protection case studies including our work for the BRE (the Building Research Establishment Group), who set the standards.