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Top Things You Should Know About Getting Your First Annual Fire Safety Statement

by Brad Barnes

If you have just opened up your own business, you might not know all about things like annual fire safety statements. Therefore, if it's your first time needing one of these statements, you might be a bit confused and unsure of what to do. These are some of the things that you're going to want to know about getting your first annual fire safety statement.

You Should Do it in a Timely Manner

First of all, you should make sure that you have your first annual fire safety statement done in a timely manner. After all, in many places, business owners are required to have these statements done at least once per year. If you don't have your fire safety statement done like you're supposed to, then you have to worry about a fire inspector shutting your doors until you do have it done, and you could potentially be fined. Plus, the last thing that you probably want is to put yourself, your employees and your customers at unnecessary fire risk. If you have your fire safety statement done, then you will know that you have taken all necessary action to make your commercial building safe.

You'll Need Professional Help

An annual fire safety statement is not something that you can or should do on your own. In many places, you are required to have it done by a licensed fire safety inspector. Additionally, you might not really know what to look for to determine if your building is compliant, and you don't want to accidentally make any mistakes when you are filling out your fire safety statement. Luckily, there are professional fire safety inspectors who you can hire to help you with this process, so finding help shouldn't be hard.

A Template Will Probably Be Used

If you are wondering how an annual fire safety statement is drawn up, you should know that many professionals who fill out these statements actually use templates. This allows them to make sure that the fire safety statement is complete and thorough, and it helps speed things up, too. If you're curious about what is listed on the template, you can always ask. Typically, information about your structure itself -- such as the location, size and general use of the building -- will be listed. Information about the owner of the business, the tests that were done to ensure fire safety and the fire safety steps you have taken in your building should all be listed as well.