Fresh report raises serious concerns about fire risk management in UK firms


An improper approach to fire risk management remains a significant health and safety issue within numerous UK firms, recent research from leading law firm Hugh James has been able to suggest.

The survey, which polled 2,000 full and part-time employees working in the UK, revealed gaps in fire safety procedures when it comes to UK workplaces. Worryingly, the research highlighted that almost half (46%) haven’t received workplace training on what to do in the event of a fire or any health and safety policies at all. Furthermore, the findings also revealed that many couldn’t recall when the fire doors (42%) or fire extinguishers (28%) at their workplace were last inspected.

Although 89% of respondents said they took workplace health and safety seriously, the research highlighted there is risk of employers taking a lacklustre approach in general when it comes to overall health and safety in the workplace.

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Tensor has implemented a top-quality Fire Roll Call feature within all of our Time & Attendance and Access Control systems.

Our Fire Roll Call systems can control up to two printers for evacuation reporting purposes. On activation of a fire alarm panel, automatic roll-call reports are printed listing the names and departments of cardholders who remain on-site. In addition, doors can be configured to open automatically on fire alarm activation and lock automatically once the fire alarm activation condition has ceased.

Reports can be grouped by a cardholder’s default resident fire point or by the fire point that they are currently booked on to. Printers are connected either via a direct cable connection or by direct IP and can be limited to reporting upon specific zones or fire points.

Plus, muster points can also be installed where cardholders scan upon arrival at a Muster point. In real-time, Tensor.NET Access removes the cardholder from the fire roll-call report to provide a real-time roll call of any cardholders who remain in the building.

If you’d like to find out more about the Fire Roll Call systems implemented as a part of the Tensor Time & Attendance and Access Control systems, just contact us or Book a Demo, our representatives will be more than happy to answer any and all of your queries.

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