Fire risk assessment is so important to ensure the safety in your workplace for not only your staff but your empire, products and materials. Fire protection and prevention all together is what we all should be educated on. There’s a reason your parents told you, don’t play with fire. It’s better to be over prepared for the unexpected hazard than to stand back and watch things go up in flames.
What are some items to help in the prevention of a fire?
Let’s start with what we all know, the fire alarm. Fires start small but spread quickly. Having an alarm in every office is a necessity, always ensure the safety of your employees. Then comes the fire extinguisher, yup we’ve all seen them, they not there to look pretty, they serve such an important purpose and should be checked regularly, educate your employees how to use a fire extinguisher. Fire protection should be taught in all environments.
Other fire protection products consist of foam type fire sprinklers, fire deluge systems and fully hydraulically calculated water. Always explore your options on the safety of yourself and others in the prevention of a fire.
How experienced is the fire protection company you choose?
Do they educate you and your staff on the engineering system they set up for you? Do they set up the entire system from start to finish? Do they come do regular check ups to ensure your safety? These are some questions you need to be asking. They should be there for the long run, maintaining, replacing and make sure the after sale is just as important as the first point of sale.
How to pick the perfect company for the job?
Check out their references and reviews. Ask to meet their team, are they professional, friendly and have a lot of experience? How regularly do they do check ups on the systems they install? They should have certifications, for example, are they certified members of ASIB, SAQCC and CIDB. Make yourself aware of the company that will be protecting you and the everyday environment you are in.