The Fire Safety Order requires that all ‘equipment and facilities’ regarding fire precautions is maintained in ‘good repair and an efficient state’. Therefore to be able to evidence this a testing and inspection programme is normally started. The law also states that escape routes and fire exits must be clear and unobstructed at all times.
Such testing and inspecting programmes are often started in good faith, however many businesses do not understand the full requirement as many such testing and inspection recommendations are buried within individual British standards that are costly to buy or interpret. Many therefore just complete a weekly fire alarm test or have an annual fire extinguisher service because they have been told or believe that’s all they have to do.
In reality there are daily, weekly, monthly, quarterly, six monthly, annually, 3 yearly and 5 yearly inspections to complete dependant upon what your fire ‘equipment and facilities ’ are.
Prism can offer a range of property fire management scenarios from simple provision of a suitable test and inspection plan through to a managing the testing and inspection programme together with the unique online capture through the ‘Prism Portal’.
Prism currently provides Property Fire management for: