Improving the Doors in Your Home

When it comes to protecting your home, the doors are the first and last line of defence. If you do not have a good set of doors in your home, you are asking for trouble. I discovered this the hard way when my home was broken into. The doors were old and wooden and not very strong. As soon as I had reported it to the police, I called in a contractor who could recommend some strong quality doors to protect my place. The contractor was great and I learnt an awful lot from him. I hope you enjoy my blog.

FAQs about Annual Fire Safety Statement


An annual fire safety statement provides evidence that an expert has approved all the safety measures a building owner has taken to secure their property against fire. It also proves that the owner adheres to the local and state fire safety regulations. This statement is issued to the building owner, who must then provide a copy to the local council. If you wish to know more about this document, read these top FAQs about annual fire safety statements and their answers.

1. What Is a Supplementary Fire Safety Statement?

This statement is similar in definition to the annual fire safety statement. Both are issued by or on behalf of the owner for the same reason and purpose. However, the supplementary document is issued more regularly. That's because your business needs constant fire safety testing. Therefore, a supplementary statement will be given every time a fire safety test is done, or changes are made to the schedule.

2. In Which Form Is a Fire Statement Written?

The local authorities provide the document template the professionals should follow when carrying out a fire safety inspection. This template is uploaded online and is easily accessible to anyone who wants it, but the template is updated now and then. So, it is vital to ensure you are using the latest template. 

In case one building is owned by many people, they have to choose one individual to issue the statement. The owner of a building can also be a company or organisation.

3. What Are the Ideal Fire Safety Measures?

Fire safety measures refer to the equipment that prevents a building from fires and the evacuation procedures observed if there is a fire outbreak. So, facilities need certain equipment to ensure safety in case of a fire outbreak, such as fire sprinklers, fire hydrants, fire extinguishers and alarm systems. 

A fire safety schedule will specify each measure implemented to protect a building against fire. These measures are issued under the local government and are crucial in the annual fire safety statement. The safety schedule first specifies the essential measures that prevent the building from fire and critical measures which need annual inspections. Each measure specified in the schedule must meet a given standard during its design, installation and operation.

4. What Must Building Owners Do After Issuing the Fire Safety Statement?

The building owner should maintain all the fire safety equipment and measures according to the standards set in the schedule. These owners are also responsible for maintaining any other necessary fire safety measures and equipment not specified by the schedule.

Accredited practitioners who assess a building's fire safety measures and equipment must have relevant accreditation accepted by the government. The details of the practitioner will be contained in the safety statements showing that they approved the statement.


19 April 2021