How Safe Is Your Building in a Fire?

Whatever the nature of the property is that you're responsible for, you cannot afford to ignore the risks posed by fire. Even if you consider the possibility of a fire to be minimal, you must be aware of how a fire could be started and what the occupants of the building would need to do in the event of a fire. Unless you happen to be an expert in fire protection, it can be useful to work with a company which offers fire protection services. This is especially true if you are required to submit Australian Essential Services Maintenance Reports. If you need those reports completed, then it is your fire protection services company who will be able to undertake that task for you.

What are fire protective services?

Some people see fire safety as simply fitting a few fire extinguishers and ensuring that there is a suitable escape route from the building if a fire should start. In fact, fire protection services are about far more than that. Areas that you will want to address with a company offering fire protection services include:

  • Installing of fire fighting equipment, including extinguishers, hoses, fire blankets and sprinklers.
  • Testing of all fire safety equipment on a regular basis to ensure that they will be fully functional when needed.
  • Installing emergency lighting so that the escape route from the building is clearly marked and everyone will be able to find it when needed.
  • Installing VESDA and gas suppression systems within your premises.

How to work with a company providing fire protection services

If you have a specific problem that needs to be addressed or an emergency that suddenly develops, most fire protection companies will be happy to take a look at that for you and to advise on the best course of action. However, in most cases, you will want to establish an ongoing relationship with the fire protection company. They will initially be able to survey your premises and to install every piece of fire protective equipment which you need. After that, they will work with you to set up a regular schedule of visits to maintain your equipment and to ensure that your company remains compliant with all of the relevant legislation and that your employees will be well protected in the event of a fire.

Call a local fire protection services company like Defend Fire today to find out how they can help protect your company.