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Melksham, Oxon, United Kingdom, 2006/03/27 - Southern Fire announces report for business owners and individuals on fire prevention and meeting compliance with UK Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005.
Southern Fire announces the availability of its free report for businesses and individuals on how they can prevent fire destroying property, businesses and lives. In the free fire protection report Southern Fire outlines the responsibilities that businesses have to safeguard people and property and what they need to do to comply with The Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005.
Fire prevention and safety report
“Fire Protection is a serious business” explains Alan Price of Southern Fire. “It is about protecting people and property. It is not about trying to save pennies.” The 2005 Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order places specific responsibilities on business owners to protect people and property. The Southern Fire report outlines these requirements, but also analyzed the horrifying statistics about the losses incurred by fire every year in the UK. “Reading these frightening statistics it is easy understand why our team take its responsibilities so seriously,” emphasises Alan Price. The report is entitled “A Consumer Guide to Protecting Your Business and Your Home” and is available from the Southern Fire website.
The risks of fire to individuals and businesses
The Southern Fire report covers several crucial areas of fire prevention and protection. The first part covers six important actions that the every business owner is obliged to take to comply with the new regulatory reform (Fire Safety) order 2005. The second part describes three simple steps to successfully choosing and installing an appropriate fire alarm for a business or domestic premises. The third part is entitled: “Fire alarm or false alarm: discover what you need to know to stay protected”. Subsequent sections deal with the issues of protecting family homes and possessions from the risk of fire, as well as outlining some of the crucial mistakes people make when choosing fire protection equipment and selecting a fire protection company to install and service the equipment. The report also provides copious statistics about the alarming levels of injury, death and loss of property to for in the UK annually.
UK fire statistics
“Every fifteen minutes fire services across the UK will attend thirty fires or false alarms” says Alan Price. “On average, two people will die as a result of a fire in the next twenty four hours.” Southern Fire believes that most fires are preventable, and sees its fire report as playing an important role in educating the public and business owners in what steps can be taken to prevent fire. The risks for business are high: there are 112 fires involving commercial buildings every day in the UK. Many businesses hat experience a serious fire do not recover. The government estimated that in 2000, loss due to arson was over £2b. Insurance companies reported that 40% of their losses were arson related. The government estimates that the true cost of fire in the UK in 2002 was £6,900,000,000.
Southern Fire protection services
Southern Fire provides high quality fire protection equipment to its client in the UK, which is professionally installed and comes with a 10-year guarantee. Southern Fire services include: a free fire risk audit to advise what actions need to be taken to comply with the new regulatory reform (fire safety) order. Southern Fire also conducts fire risk assessments for business owners as part of their compliance with the new regulatory reform (fire safety) order. All fire alarm and emergency lighting systems that are installed by Southern Fire are serviced in accordance with the rigorous requirements of bs 5839 and bs 5266. Southern Fire provides home fire protection including extinguishers, smoke detectors, fire alarms and sprinkler systems as well as smoke & heat detectors for early detection of fires. All fire alarms are fully installed and maintained by accredited and trained engineers for business premises and homes. Fire extinguishers are fully British standards institute approved. Southern Fire is the only company in the South West of England and Wales that is British standards institute approved for design installation and servicing of residential sprinklers. Southern Fire provides dry and wet riser mains installation for larger buildings and PAT testing for portable appliances.
About Southern Fire
Southern Fire is one of the UK's leading fire protection companies. It has been helping small, medium and large businesses to protect people and property against fire disasters for over 15 years. It is also a leading supplier of high quality fire protection equipment for homeowners. Southern Fire has a large fleet of vans with fully accredited and trained fire engineers who install and maintain fire protection equipment in the south of England. All equipment is guaranteed for a minimum of ten years under an annual maintenance contract. All equipment meets the rigorous standards set by the British Standards Institute and carry £5m insurance cover. Southern Fire is a member of the British Approval for Fire Equipment, the British Fire Consortium, British Fire Sprinkler Association and is ISO 9002 2000 Registered and approved by BSI Assessors.