As a BAFE registered company, Fire and Safety Solutions Ltd have received the following advice from BAFE that we would like to make clients aware of:
As BAFE Registered Companies will be aware, there are certain time period requirements when service and maintenance work should be performed for fire safety provisions and systems.
At present (17/03/2020), if a client is not permitting access on-site due to coronavirus precautions, please make sure you explain that this is their decision to not allow you to complete this work. It is the role of the premises management (i.e. Responsible Person/Duty Holder) to ensure they fulfill their fire safety obligations.
Advise them of any risk and if they still do not grant you access on-site, document this communication. This will provide evidence you have acted responsibly with your clients.
If you are allowed access on-site, please stay safe and follow appropriate coronavirus guidance to ensure you are not unnecessarily increasing risk to anyone in the premises or yourselves.
Chris Auger, Head of Schemes – BAFE
We will be regularly monitoring and reviewing advice that we receive and updating our own Covid-19 statement accordingly.