Comment by: Elinor Bowes
Focus area: Fire safety regulation
Regulator concerned: Fire safety (Fire Authority)
Currently we use the interent for the majority of our information regarding the fire safety legislation. The HSE website and others have some good guidance relating to the legisltation.
Information that is most useful is updates or changes to the regulations – would be good if they could be emailed to buisnesses to ensure that they are made aware. Key pieces of information that need to be readily available are figures, such as how many wardens a site should have depending on size etc, and how many extinguishers is adviced depending on the size of site etc.
In the last 12 months we have recieved visits from 3 different fire crews, the main reason for there visit to site was to familurise themselves with the site and update there information regarding our site. While on site there were a few points that the fire brigade noted that we could improve. But there was no real support given to business compliance with the legislation.
I have not come accross anything inparticular with the legislation that has led to additional requirements to meet other sets of regulations.