Your Christmas Checklist for Shutting Safely

The excitement for the festive period has begun and you might be preparing to close your business for the holidays. Although you’ll be eager to shut up shop and spend time with your loved ones, it’s important you’ve done all the necessary checks before you pack up.

Having robust fire and electrical safety measures in place is a must in any kind of setting to protect your employees and customers alike.

To make sure you’ve covered absolutely everything before shutting your business for Christmas, our fire and electrical experts have created this checklist so you can check it twice and fully relax during the holidays.

  • Check your Christmas lights have had their yearly PAT test and are turned off when the building is empty
  • Make sure your Fire Risk Assessment is up to date
  • Check for any visual signs of wear and tear to any of your electrical equipment
  • Ensure all non-essential items like lamps, kettles, TVs, projectors are switched off
  • Ensure all extension leads and sockets are switched off
  • Tidy away all flammable/combustible materials
  • Empty all waste skips, rubbish bins, and recycling bins
  • Ensure staff take their personal Christmas decorations home with them
  • Make sure Christmas decorations aren’t blocking fire or alarm sensors – ideally all Christmas decorations should be removed before the business closes
  • Check to make sure no doors are propped open
  • Make sure all fire doors are closed so in the unlikely event of a fire, it’s less likely to spread quickly
  • Ensure there is no obstruction to fire doors and fire exits
  • Shut and lock all non-fire doors and windows
  • Make sure your fire panel is clear of any faults or errors
  • Appoint a member of staff who will walk and visually inspect the premises once the last person leaves your setting.
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We are a trusted, nationwide provider for all your fire and electrical safety needs.

Our goal is to make sure your setting is safe and you’re meeting your legal obligations, but it doesn’t stop there. We also offer ongoing checks on all your fire safety equipment and electrical measures – so you have peace of mind that you’re in good hands.

We pride ourselves on providing our clients with a 100% reliable service. We uphold rigorous standards, and our processes are audited to make sure that you receive the same quality service every time. We know our stuff and we’re here to put your mind at ease from the very start. To make sure you shut your premises correctly for the holidays, contact our service team here.

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