NFCC COVID 19 protection – Advice to businesses Extract 9th April 2020
Testing and Maintenance
Following the Prime Minister’s announcement on 23 March 2020, it is imperative that people living and working in the built environment are safe, and are kept safe, regardless of the current COVID-19 lockdown conditions. Currently, there is no relaxation of fire safety legislation and it is the responsibility of the responsible person and/or duty holder to ensure they are testing and maintaining all fire safety measures to maintain a safe premise
.The NFCC’s view is that people working on vital fire safety measures such as the installation and maintenance of fire safety measures should be considered key workers within the provisions of HM Government guidelines, as they are providing key public services and critical safety functions in order to keep premises safe. They must also keep themselves safe whilst carrying out these essential activities by following the latest Government advice.