Fires can strike any where at any time. The number of fires breaking out across the UK are on a rise day by day. Along with installing smoke detectors in your business, you should have a fire extinguisher in the key areas of your premises such as the reception area and on the entry way of each floor.
The increase in fire related incidents in the UK have been found to be due to three main factors; faulty smoke alarms, neglected maintenance/repairs for fire security systems, and the fire hazards that are spread far and wide across our properties.
People are all too often wounded or killed by fires because they just don’t know what to do. And that is why we have packed today’s blog with vital fire safety tips to ensure your business and it’s employees are always protected.
- Smoke alarms are the most important fire prevention tools
Smoke alarms should be installed on each floor of your property, in particular near the entry ways to each separate part of the building. They must be tested frequently and if they come up short then you should have the required maintenance or repairs carried out ASAP.
- Practice the fire escape plan at least once a month
In order to ensure its smooth execution all of your employees should be taught the escape route and how to use wet towels to keep out smoke and fumes. And in case their clothes catch fire they should also be taught to remove them immediately if possible, or else to roll on the floor to put it out.
- Fire extinguishers are your first line of defence against a fire
Fire extinguishers come in different types for different types of fire. Make sure you have the appropriate type of fire extinguisher in each floor of your commercial premises and that they are easily accessible.
- Don’t overload electrical circuits
This is the number one cause of fires in the UK, many people overlook this detail assuming nothing will go wrong. Don’t let your business fall victim to a fire; do not overload your electrical circuits.
- Replace frayed electrical cords BEFORE they burn or cause a fire
Pretty self-explanatory we think.
Here at Thermotech Solutions we specialise in a range of different fire prevention systems and with decades of experience in the industry under our belt we are fast becoming one of the UK’s leading companies that offer fire protection services. It is our mission to safeguard your business and we strive to accomplish this with only the finest quality fire prevention systems and highly trained engineers that are available to you 24 hours a day.
So if you’re looking to install a fire protection system in your business premises or simply wish to enquire further into our services, then please call us on 0161 4765551 and an expert member of our team will be on hand to help.