Fire alarms are necessary in order to prevent loss of life and property in the event of a fire. Fire safety is therefore something that should be taken very seriously in the workplace. Owning a business is a huge responsibility and once you have taken on staff, your business becomes liable for the safety of those people. Accidental fires claim lives but this can be prevented, providing the correct installation of business fire alarm systems.
Installing alarms and
detectors could save lives and also protect your business as a whole.
Choose either to suit your working environment:
- Manual System – call points on the wall for when someone sees a fire. They can activate it and set off the alarms. This is adequate for a specific working environment where people are always present.
- Automatic Fire Detection – Fire would be automatically picked up by a detector and automatically set the fire alarm off. This is ideal for a work environment where people are not always present.
Proper installation of fire alarm systems is vital as this
will be the indicator for people to call for help. A competent person
should be assigned to conduct inspections and check on a weekly basis to
ensure that they are working. Depending on the size of a business,
full-service checks should be carried out once up to four times a year.
This depends on the complexity of the system installed.