Make your Business Premises Safe from Fire
Ensuring the safety of your employees in the workplace is of the utmost importance for all employers. As an employer or building manager, you are known as the ‘responsible person’ which means you have a number of responsibilities to ensure the safety of those in your building. Those responsibilities include:
- Regular fire risk assessments of your premises
- Put in place and maintain appropriate safety measures
- Plan for emergency
- Provide appropriate fire safety training and information
Any escape routes that are in place in your building must be totally unobstructed at all times, and they must be easy for everyone to pass through, including people with disabilities. Each individual must be familiar with the evacuation route and there must be a designated safe meeting point – this ensures that the head count can progress simply and there is no confusion over who has left the building and who hasn’t.
In terms of the workplace itself, the equipment that you use and the condition it is kept in can have an effect on the safety of your business. For example, if you have electrical appliances that have been in place for a long time, it is important that you get them tested to ensure that they are in safe working order. PAT testing is a service offered by fire safety companies that makes sure all your appliances are safe, and if not then they can be repaired or replaced.
You must make sure, as the ‘responsible person’ that your premises are equipped with all appropriate fire safety equipment to ensure maximum protection in the event of an emergency. If you have had the safety equipment for an extended period of time, calling a fire safety company to test it to make sure it works properly is paramount. Carry out fire safety training if necessary to make certain that all individuals are knowledgeable in the operation of the equipment.
If your building contains electrical equipment such as computers and servers, then without the proper ventilation the chance of overheating can be very high. It is important that you have the appropriate air conditioning or HVAC system installed in your property to ensure all computers and servers are kept at optimum temperature.
Here at Conditioned Environment, we are proud to bring our premium fire suppressant systems to a range of sites, from hospitals to schools and offices. Whether you need your fire suppressant system repaired or replaced entirely, we have the skills and the commitment to provide the best quality service for you. For more information, get in touch with us today and we’ll be happy to help.