Fire safety standards in your new home:
If you’re buying a new home, it is important that you think about the fire safety standards within it. A new house would usually undergo various different inspections to check that the building complies with fire safety regulations. However, it is important that you also conduct your own inspections to ensure that all is safe when it comes to fire protection.
With any new house, there are various risks which can cause a fire or a fire hazard. Your aim is to reduce the likelihood of any fire now or in the future, and although this task may be overlooked by some people, it is very important that you continue to comply with safety regulations even whilst living in the home.
Of course, complying and maintaining with fire safety standards in your home may result in additional costs, but these are costs which are vitally important for the safety of your family. It is a very good investment because you are protecting your property and ensuring that your asset stays safe. As the old saying goes, it is better to be safe than sorry.
Other people may think that because their properties are insured, the insurance firm will cover any losses due to accidents or fire. If there is negligence in the house, for example, if you have a rental property and your tenant is careless, the insurance company may not cover it. Also, an insurance company will not be able to bring a family member back, if they are lost in the fire. These are all things that you should think about when considering your fire safety in the property.
Your responsibilities as a property owner include making sure that wires are properly installed in the property, fire exits stay clear, fuse boxes are well fitted, and materials are not flammable and at risk. You may also want to carry out a risk assessment like you would in a business, and buy yourself a fire extinguisher and various smoke alarms to help you in the event of fire.
Total Fire services is an professional, accredited fire safety company that can help you with all manners of fire safety. We offer a nationwide service, from London to all areas of Manchester including Preston.
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"
Kevin Bainbridge, Head of Safety & Technical Services[mc4wp_form]