fire safety management for Commercial buildings:
Commercial buildings where all the occupants are familiar with the building we also need to see evidence of satisfactory fire safety management and of fire safety training. The training should primarily be based on procedures that are required in the event of a fire and, also, it should include everyday matters such as not introducing additional hazards into the workplace and being alert to fire safety faults and taking action to put them right. These buildings do have visitors and contractors coming into them and these people may not be familiar with the building. If this is the case then the visitors should always be accompanied by someone familiar with the building or they should receive, when they first arrive at the building, some brief instructions regarding what the fire alarm sounds like, what exit routes should be used and where the assembly point is.
For commercial buildings where many of the occupants are not familiar with the building we need to see evidence of staff training and this staff training is particularly important as it will be the staff who have to motivate people to leave the building in the event of an emergency.