18 May Ensuring your holiday home has the right fire protection in place
Holiday Homes Fire Protection
If you own a holiday home you need to be compliant with fire protection procedures especially if you are renting out your premises.
Fire extinguishers and alarms can offer your holiday home excellent protection.
Every year holiday homes, and businesses suffer from fire damage with loss of equipment, data, as well as valuables. Making sure you have the right fire protection in place for your holiday home is therefore essential.
Renting out your holiday home?
For holiday home owners who rent their properties out, the fire safety law applies and it is very important that you take action. Fire safety law applies to all holiday home owners that charge people who stay in your property. Unless they are living there as a permanent address.
The following must have the right fire protection in place
B&B’s, guest houses, farmhouses renting rooms, pubs/restaurants with bedrooms, lodges/caravans which are rented out.
Please note this is just a guide and not a full list. Here at Safe and Sure we can advise you on the right range of fire safety equipment for your specific premises, as well as carry out a full fire risk assessment, ensuring you, your guests and your building are protected.
Renting out your holiday home, what to consider?
How could a fire start at your home? e.g. naked flames, heaters, electrical appiances, smoking, matches, candles etc.
What could burn easy? e.g. Bedding, curtains, furniture, petrol, fuel, gas etc. What are your walls in your property made of i.e wood, hardboard, chipboard, plastic? How is the ceiling made? Is there polystyrene tiles etc?
If you have a fire everyone is at risk from young children to the elderly, consideration needs for people with disabilities needs to be considered, how easy could they escape a fire.
What plans have you put in place to ensure your iitors are safe? Has all your electrical equipment been checked to nsure it is in good working order, when was it last tested? Do you have fire detection systems in place,? What type of fire protection do you have? What are your fire drill procedures are they clearly availble for people to see and eit routes clearly marked?
Concerned about having the right procedures in place?
All the worry and stress of this can be removed by having a full fire risk assessment of your premises. At Safe and Sure we can carry out the assessment, and give you written documentation ensuring your premises are compliant and risk-free.
Finally, with holiday parks, we can carry out fire risk assessments of the whole park as well as train your staff on fire safety training. Please contact us for more details.
You can also find out more at Gov.UK