Who's responsible for false alarms?
National regulations require all commercial premises to take responsibility for fire safety. You have a duty to make sure your system doesn’t generate false alarms.
But it takes a number of people to help make this happen:
- Building Owner/Occupier – designating someone to be responsible and making sure they are adequately trained
- Fire Alarm Company – to install and maintain the system and make recommendations for best use
- Fire Risk Assessor – to make recommendations for overall fire protection, not just the alarm system
- Fire & Rescue Service – to work with you to eradicate false alarms
Under the new Localism Bill, fire services in England and Wales have the power to charge for attending false alarms. Don’t get caught out, take responsibility today.
We have produced a series of leaflets to help those involved in the fire safety of a building: