New fire safety regulations have recently come into force, based on lessons learnt from the Grenfell Tower tragedy.
While these regulations are primarily aimed at multi-occupancy residential buildings, they do have significance for any shop premises that may have residential premises above or adjacent.
It's certainly a timely reminder to review your own business's fire safety procedures and to ensure that all staff members are clear about:
the importance of keeping fire doors and escape routes clear.
avoiding the build-up of any material that could represent a fire hazard.
how to report a fire.
how to safely evacuate the premises.
If you're concerned about the effectiveness of your current fire safety policy, Croner are more than happy to offer advice and guidance.
With over 70 years’ experience in compliance support and systems, Croner’s purpose is to make the management of people and safety easier.