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Do you comply with the law?


If you own, manage or operate a business, you will need to comply with fire safety law. The main legislation is the Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005, also called the Fire Safety Order, which applies throughout England and Wales, and came into force on 1 October 2006 ...

To comply with legislation, all of your employees need to undergo regular fire safety training. Would they know what to do in the event of a fire?

To comply with legislation, all of your employees need to undergo regular fire safety training. Would they know what to do in the event of a fire?

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The Order applies to virtually all buildings, public places and structures other than individual private dwellings (such as individual flats in a block or family homes). It also covers common parts of Houses in Multiple Occupation (HMOs) and common parts of blocks of flats and maisonettes.

It is the duty of each business owner to ensure your workplace reaches the required standard and all your employees are given fire safety training. This training should include:

  • Induction training - general fire awareness

  • Periodic refresher training - or where the level of fire risk increases as a result of changes

  • Other training - to support people in fulfilling their fire safety duties, for example the designated 'responsible person'

  • Training towards competence - such as fire risk assessments, fire warden, fire extinguisher use

So what's the best way to keep your employees up to date with the latest training? Simple, get each of them to carry out an online course and keep track of who's done it, who needs a refresher, and who needs additional training to become a responsible person.

As a company that specialises in keeping your employees safe with remotely monitored fire and security solutions, it's only natural for us to have online fire safety training courses that are perfect, whatever size of business you operate.

Our online courses cover:

  • Basic fire safety training

  • Fire marshal training

  • Fire extinguisher training

Ensuring your employees register, then keep up to date with their courses, gives you the confidence that your business complies with the Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety Order) 2005 which states that all employees should receive regular fire safety training.

"Our online training courses are provided free of charge if you have a Picaw fire detection & alarm maintenance contract!"

Whether you are one of Picaw's customers or not, if you would like to access our online fire safety training courses, why not give me a call on 0845 287 3622, or send me an email enquiry and I can let you have details and prices.

Until next time ...



Once your employees register, our online fire safety training course system will tell you exactly who has and hasn't completed the courses and when refresher courses are due for fire marshals and other responsible persons.

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While working with Volvo in the late 70’s I realised the way forward in international component distribution was computing. I created a company distributing components for several international manufacturers using the 'new' computers of the day. I quickly realised we needed our own programs so started writing distribution software. I grew the company by developing the software until I eventually sold my shares 20 years later, but retaining the rights to the software. I continued developing the software and supplied it to several similar companies where the software is still used today.

During 1999, I was asked by a friend to develop a facility to video the live sea conditions on the south coast accessible on the internet. Working with a Linux software developer I created our first remote video application. The internet boom of 2000 allowed me to develop a commercial application forming the basis of our systems today.


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