Fire safety in a commercial building:
It is very important that commercial buildings carefully think about their fire safety. Typical places in which a fire could include will include offices, schools and also shops as well as other commercial buildings.
The only thing that can keep buildings as safe as possible is to take the utmost care and planning when it comes to fire safety prevention. You should also be very aware of building fire codes that are currently being implemented in the UK, as you need to make sure that you comply with legal requirements. Not complying with your legal obligations could result in a heavy fine.
One of the first things you should do in your commercial building is conduct a fire risk assessment. You might want to get some help with this by contacting a professional, like Total Fire Services. We are be able to help you identify possible risks when it comes to fire in your building. We will look at things like faulty wiring, areas where there is no fireproofing, non-compliant equipment, poor design and so on.
Another thing that you should do is draw up by safety plan. This allows you to locate any problem areas and implement some solutions for them. The safety plan will be able to also pinpoint where the equipment is which can help you with fire safety. These are things like fire extinguishers and fire blankets. You might also want to mark out the exit doors in case of fire and evacuation.
The third thing you should do is undergo proper and professional safety training. Not every single employee needs to do this, but there must be one dedicated fire safety trained marshall for each department so that if a fire does break out, at least one person will know what they need to do. They will be able to use a fire extinguisher, sound the alarm, and handle other people who are in panic when the fire breaks out.
If you need help with any aspect of your fire safety training, equipment or fire risk assessments, Total Fire Services can help. We help many businesses in the Stockport area to develop comprehensive fire strategies and plans to reduce the risk of fire as much as possible. With this peace of mind, companies can rest assured that they are protecting their employees and their assets as much as possible. Contact us today for more information.
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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