How to maintain your fire safety equipment:
Maintenance of fire safety equipment is very important, because faulty equipment could prove dangerous and time-consuming in the event of a fire. You need to maintain your company’s fire safety measures in compliance with the Fire safety order of 2006. This will also allow you and your employees to have a better peace of mind that your fire safety equipment is ready to work as soon as you need it.
The first thing you should do is make sure that you buy fire safety equipment from a reputable manufacturer. This should come with a warranty from an established brand, with a stamp of compliance on it. Most fire extinguishers have a shelf life of one year, so make sure that you put in your planner when it is time for you to get a new fire extinguisher.
Another thing you should do is consult a professional fire safety organisation or your local fire station so that they can tell you the best way to equip your specific building with fire safety instruments. Fire engineering is important and complex, and each building will have different demands and challenges. A professional will be able to help you with choosing the right fire equipment, such as hoses, pipes and blankets.
A third thing you should do is make sure that select members of your staff have fire safety training, so that they know how to use the equipment in the event of a fire. Fire safety training does not need to be conducted for every single person in the company, just a select few that will be able to take charge if there is a fire hazard in the building.
Being able to use the equipment properly and safely is something which is very important in a workplace environment, when panic and fear can begin to kick in when a fire begins to take place. By having the proper training, you can be sure that some of your employees will be able to control the situation and help everybody in the building to safely evacuate.
Total Fire Services is able to provide you with professional risk assessments, whatever the size of your business or the demand of your fire safety engineering. Total fire services can help any business across the UK, including small and large businesses across Liverpool and St Helens.
What they say
"Due to internal resource issues we at Chessington World Of Adventures were struggling to meet our commitments of having "suitable and sufficient" fire risk assessment for all of our buildings and Rides on site. Meeting the challenge of maintaining our continued commitment to having "suitable and sufficient" fire risk assessments in place for all of our buildings and Rides on site required us to search for a competent third party supplier who could deliver our needs at a reasonable cost"
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