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Businesses Reminded of Importance of Fire Safety over Christmas


Greater Manchester, England -- (SBWIRE) -- 12/16/2016 -- For many businesses, Christmas is the busiest time of the year with increased customer numbers and often extra temporary staff taken on. While the concentration is on customer service and maximising profits, there is also a warning to remember to maintain fire safety over the festive period.

Basic Precautions

Any business with three or more staff is required to have an annual fire risk assessment that looks at all potential problems within the premises and creates a plan to help offset them. These plans look at a variety of different potential fire risks and also formulate a plan to help staff know what to do if there is an incident.

Many fire and rescue services advocate keeping a simple checklist over Christmas that reminds staff of the most important points around fire safety and reinforces those reactions so they become ingrained. It could include items such as:

-Ensuring everyone know what the procedure is if the fire alarm sounds and where the alarm points are

-Thinking about where items are placed in terms of their fire risk

-Making sure all doors are closed to prevent the spread of fire

-Keep stock in its place and make certain that corridors, stairs and exits are clear to allow safe evacuation

-Know who to notify if staff spot potential fire risks

Understanding the Risks

Sometimes understanding the risks can be the biggest problem and this is why Adastra are now offering fire risk assessments to businesses of all sizes and in all industries. By using this service, businesses can have a comprehensive fire risk assessment carried out on their property, highlight potential dangerous and formulating plans to deal with them. Each plan is unique to the business and takes into account the individual risks and issues within the premises.

Adastra have been working in the industry for over 25 years so businesses can use their experience and knowledge of health and safety legislation to ensure they provide a safe and compliant workplace for all employees.

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Adastra National Risk Consultants provide businesses and organisations throughout the UK with consultancy services on all aspects of Health and Fire Safety. Our consultants have many years of experience and provide health and safety solutions for businesses and organisations of all types and sizes.

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