Certain fire safety services are included as part of the One-stop-shop service as detailed below:
Fire alarm maintenance and repair routine inspections
You will receive two visits per year from the authority’s fire safety team which will provide testing of the alarm and detection as well as any other fixed fire fighting services within the building, for example sprinkler system. These will all be tested in accordance with the appropriate British standard. This is in addition to your own weekly tests that should be undertaken and recorded.
You will receive a 24/7 availability to respond to assist in resolving emergency issues around alarm activations, repairs etc to fire alarms and fixed assets. Any call outs or repairs will be invoiced for fire officer/technical officer’s time and any necessary repairs. Generally calls out of hours provide assistance and contingencies until full works can be affected.
You will receive a routine visit annually to test/maintain portable Fire Fighting equipment. The cost of repairs, replacement and call out to emergencies will be invoiced direct.
There should be suitable and sufficient signage to direct people out of the building, fire safety officers will comment on any obvious failings during their visits, you should ensure that sufficient signage is in place at all times.
You should ensure that you have a current up to date risk assessment, please contact the Fire Safety team on 01484 221561 if you do not or you need further assistance. You should also ensure that the fire risk assessment is reviewed on a regular basis. If you have any questions about your areas of responsibility and the service available from us, please don't hesitate to contact us.
Essential equipment servicing: includes fire safety and mobility
Important Note – Services that carry statutory requirements:
Servicing of mechanical/electrical installations and equipment is one of a number of items subject to statutory compliance requirements. Whilst you do not need to purchase these services from the council, you do need to demonstrate compliance if you choose another provider.
Schools must also be able to demonstrate effective management of asbestos control, disability access and fire risk assessments. In addition, looking after trees on school grounds is part of each school’s obligation to provide a safe environment. Schools must ensure that any trees on their grounds are in a safe condition and are inspected annually by a competent person.