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5 ESSential steps your business must take in relation to Fire Safety

Did you know that under Fire Safety Regulations (2010), failure as an employer to conduct Annual Fire Alarm maintenance could result in prosecution?

Each year people die or are seriously injured as a result of fires at work or on commercial property.

Besides loss of life or serious injury, fire costs businesses across the UK and Ireland millions of pounds, from damage to property, loss of business, fines, compensation claims and insurance premiums.

Many fires can be avoided by taking precautions to minimise the risk of fire in the workplace. If a fire does break out, the effects can be minimised by having effective controls and procedures in place.

Fire safety legislation applies to all commercial property and other buildings to which the public (including staff) have access. It does not apply to private residential premises. Fire safety legislation allows businesses the flexibility to remove, reduce and manage their fire risks on the basis of the findings of a fire risk assessment.

In terms of the fire safety of your premises, remaining in step with the law can be difficult for businesses, thus at ESS we advise conducting a fire risk assessment within your premises.

If you are an employer or you own premises, you have a legal duty to carry out a fire safety risk assessment and to make sure that your workplace and the people who work there are kept safe from fire and its effects.

At ESS we can provide the following 5 services (and products), which in turn will ensure that your business is legally compliant to operate as normal;


  1. Fire Alarm setup, installation, maintenance and checks

  2. Annual Emergency lighting maintenance

  3. Annual Portable Appliance Testing (PAT)

  4. Annual Fire Extinguisher & hose maintenance

  5. Fire Risk Assessments

*Is your business already fulfilling ALL of the above commitments?

If not, your business could be liable for damages.

Talk to ESS today for a FREE site survey, free advice or information on our services or products.

With 44 years’ experience in providing safeguards for businesses across the UK and Ireland we are well placed to assist and provide expertise. Whether you require the installation of new and modern systems, or simply need a piece of equipment repaired or replaced, we can help. ESS offers a comprehensive range of equipment installations, including; digital smart systems, emergency lighting systems, fire alarms, hose reels, portable fire extinguishers, smoke vents and dry risers.

We let you get on with running your business whilst we take care of your fire safety and security.

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