As a business owner, you have a variety of responsibilities relating to fire safety, both to your staff and your customers.
You are responsible to comply with the requirements of the BC Fire Code, which requires you to maintain your space as it was designed, maintain the safety features such as alarm systems, extinguishers and sprinklers and ensure safe exiting by keeping exits clear and doors operable. The Code also regulates what can be stored inside and outside of buildings and in what quantities.
We also have a responsibility to you, to conduct regular inspections of your business. Intervals for these inspections vary, based on the risks and consequences associated with your business class.
If you would like to learn more about the criteria that businesses are inspected on, please see the Fire Safety Inspection Checklist.
If you have specific questions about your legal and moral responsibilities, please contact us.