As England faces another lockdown this Thursday, we want to assure you that BBC Fire & Security remains fully operational, continuing to keep our customers safe and compliant with your essential safety, health and compliance obligations.

Our Fire, Security and Alarm Monitoring Services are vital to the protection of the public, industry and critical infrastructure. In March, James Brokenshire, Minister for State for Security at the Home Office confirmed our Key Worker status: “Security & fire safety personnel can play a vital role at this time of national challenge. People working in these sectors who are essential to national infrastructure are “Key Workers” for the purposes of the Government’s guidance on COVID-19.”

Our exceptional workforce remains committed to meeting the essential needs for our customers and ensuring that they, too, can continue to provide their much-needed products and services.

The health, safety and wellbeing of all our employees and those we come in contact with is of paramount importance and we have implemented a number of measures to ensure the safety of our customers and our staff as they carry out their essential work.

All Engineers have been issued with hand wipes and alcohol based sanitiser, appropriate PPE (including gloves and masks) and a specific Risk Assessment relating to risk reduction ensuring social distancing is maintained in compliance with government guidelines.

Fire Life Safety

During this extraordinary situation, it must be noted that Fire Life Safety cannot be put on hold. Those responsible for buildings are reminded that even during the COVID-19 Coronavirus Pandemic, maintaining regular inspections, at specific periods and intervals, is a firm requirement under British Standards which informs your compliance under The Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005 and potentially, your insurance providers.

Postponing these checks, maintenance and servicing may result in equipment failure should defects not be noticed.

COVID-Secure Workplace Solutions

Our COVID-Secure Workplace Solutions can assist organisations to transition their employees back to work, safely and in compliance with Government Guidelines.

Coronavirus (COVID-19) Update 04.11.2020