OXFORD FIRE AND SECURITYSERVICES
Installation & servicing
Oxford fire & security services offers a free of charge survey of your portable fire extinguishers and fire doors and can advise you on fire safety signage, please ask for details. Oxford fire and security services technicians offer servicing across Oxfordshire and provide customers with a local, friendly service tailored to your requirements.
Once you have accepted our quotation for servicing we will provide you with details of our 24/7 out of hours Emergency Callout Service.
Oxford fire & security services technicians are qualified, drive company branded vehicles and workwear, and carry identification. They will work considerately and to health and safety requirements, and will advise you of the work being carried out and any additional recommendations under current legislation to assist you in meeting your legal obligations.
For customers choosing to take out a maintenance agreement, Oxford fire & security services will remind you when your annual service is due and make the necessary arrangements for a technician to visit.
We are able to offer collection, free of charge storage and delivery of fire extinguishers for contract customers who have rolling projects such as construction sites, or company moves. Rental contracts can also be arrange
We believe that when it comes to fire protection, availability is crucial. Whilst we can reach local businesses quickly and easily during working hours, we are also proud of our 24/7 emergency callout service within Oxford which is here to ensure that the safety of your business is never compromised.
Fire extinguisher maintenance is a big part of what we do. Many commercial properties throughout the UK are at risk of loss of business because they may not have taken the routine steps needed to ensure the highest level of fire protection. Regular fire extinguisher maintenance can offer you an extra element of safety. Over time, fire extinguishers may fall victim to corrosion and other types of wear and tear. At Oxford Fire And Security Services, we will take all the necessary steps to ensure that your fire extinguisher is maintained and in good working condition.
FIRE EXTINGUISHER MAINTANCE
Fire Risk Assessments
The Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005 places a duty on the ‘responsible person’ to carry out a fire risk assessment of non-domestic premises. In the workplace this may be the employer, occupier, landlord or owner, and it applies to businesses who employ five or more people. It’s recommended that you review your fire risk assessment as least once a year. The purpose of a fire risk assessment is outlined below, and useful resources.
What is the purpose of a fire risk assessment?
The purpose of a fire risk assessment on a workplace is to:
- Identify those hazards which pose a risk of fire within the workplace.
- Identify those features of the workplace which would place at risk employees in the event of a fire occurring
- Identify measures, which can be put in place to reduce or eliminate those risks.
– “hazard” is any physical situation with a potential for human injury, damage to property, damage to the environment or any combination of these.
– “risk” is the likelihood that injury or damage will occur from a hazard. It helps to quantify the degree of risk.
A simple method is:
- Low Risk: Unlikely to occur
- Medium Risk: Quite possible
- High Risk: Very likely
So if we can reduce the risks posed by the hazards, we achieve a safer environment. Any of the following measures can be used to minimise or control hazards:
REMOVE: If the item which is presenting the hazard is not required in the Workplace, then remove it and there is no longer a hazard
MINIMISE: If it is impractical to remove the item causing the hazard, can the amount be reduced so there is less hazard, e.g. keep the minimum quantity of a flammable material in the workplace that is necessary to keep production going
REPLACE: Is there an alternative product to the item being used that would present less of a problem?
SEPARATION: Keep flammables away from ignition sources
PROTECT: Store flammables in a suitable container
REPAIR/MAINTAIN: Keep equipment in good order by regular maintenance and repair when necessary, this not only avoids defective equipment causing fires but also ensures that equipment is running correctly and not wasting money by ineffective operation
HOUSEKEEPING: Keep the workplace tidy, remove rubbish regularly, and keep equipment clean to maintain efficiency
SECURITY: Prevent the opportunity for vandalism or arson
You can find further details of what the law requires and where the Order applies by referring to the sources below:
- Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005
- Fire Precautions (Workplace) (Amendment) Regulations 1999
- Health & Safety at Work Act 1974
- Management of Health & Safety at Work Regulations 1999
- BS EN 7010: 2011 (Health & Safety [Safety Signs & Signals] Regulations 1996)
- Electricity at Work Regulations 1989
- Equalities Act 2010
- Building Regulations 2011 Part B
- BS5839-6 2013 Fire Detection & Alarm Systems
- BS5266-1 2011 Emergency Lighting