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The FIA has designed a new infographic outlining a ‘few simple steps to ensure your fire detection and alarm system is working’.
Designed specifically for responsible persons in commercial premises, it advises them what checks should be made on a regular basis to ensure that the system is in working order.
The easy-to-follow infographic can be downloaded here.
Commercial buildings, non-domestic and multi-occupancy premises in England and Wales are already forced to undertake a 'suitable and sufficient' fire risk assessment carried out under the Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005.
While the overwhelming majority of premises do this, if the assessment is thought to have been carried out to an insufficient extent, the Responsible Person can face an unlimited fine or up to two years in prison.