Regardless of it’s size, value or industry, every business in Oldham should be prepared from a health and safety perspective in the event of a fire. Remember, fire can strike anywhere and can spread quickly through a building.
The potential impact of fire to a business is often devastating. Not only could you lose your building, stock, assets and paperwork, but there is also a real possibility of harming the lives of your staff. In fact, an employee can even press charges if you do not provide them with a safe working environment.
Where should I start?
It’s important to hold even the most basic of fire fighting equipment on your premises. The safe use of an appropriate and maintained fire extinguisher is essential to control a fire in its early stages. Ultimately, you can significantly reduce the risk to other people and assets on the premises.
For smaller properties with only a few rooms, having portable extinguishers should be appropriate and these should be placed in suitable locations and always be readily available. For larger properties, ensure that you increase the amount of fire extinguishers and firefighting equipment that you have at your disposal. You could even equip a larger business with high-pressure hose reels and complex fire alarm systems.
It’s also important to notify staff of how to behave in a fire situation. Training should always be given and some companies even appoint fire marshals to act in the case of a fire and to conduct regular fire drills.
All staff should be competent with operating basic firefighting equipment, to which more comprehensive training should be given to those people who are expected to act responsibly in a fire and take charge.
As a company, it is a good idea to have experts come in and conduct fire safety checks for you. Covering a wide variety of different industries, Total Fire Services are a fire extinguisher servicing and fire alarm systems company based in North West, England and have many years’ of professional experience conducting this line of work for all sized businesses.
We can come and visit your property regularly and will inspect the entirety of the property, making checks such as:
We can help you with emergency lighting requirements, fire alarm installation, testing, training and much more. Total Fire Services also specialise in conducting professional risk assessments within the Oldham area, so you can be sure that you are fulfilling your employer obligation comprehensively and that nothing is left to chance.
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]