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A Quick Guide to Fire Safety Training and Risk Assessments

There are many things which you need to keep maintained in a building to ensure that it is safe. You will need to make sure your locks and plumbing systems are working as they should for example. Though, one of the most important things is fire safety equipment yet this area is often neglected by homeowners and building managers alike. So, in this blog, we are going to run through why you should have a fire risk assessment for your home or building. So, keep reading to find out more about fire alarms, extinguishers and signage.

Why risk assessments are vital 

That fact is that while fires are very infrequent they can happen at times and the trick is to be prepared. You may believe that your building is safe from fires as you have some extinguishers or fire blankets around the home. Though the risks which may cause a fire to have serious consequences are often invisible to the naked eye. This is, of course, why it is so important to have a risk assessment completed. The expert that completes the assessment will be able to find issues that are less obvious to those without experience. So, what else should you know about a fire risk assessment? Keep reading this blog to find out more. 

When to have a risk assessment 

As we’re sure you are aware, risk assessments are a vital part of building management. Though when should you actually have a risk assessment? Well, this will come down to a few factors but you should definitely have a risk assessment completed when you first move into a building. After all, you will know very little about the safety features within the new structure and a risk assessment will clear up any gaps in your knowledge. After this, you should then have a risk assessment completed every few years to ensure your property is still up to safety standards. 

Who to choose for a fire risk assessment

This kind of safety role is incredibly important as the information which is recorded will tell a building's owner whether they need to repair or replace any items. So, it is vital that you employ someone with a great deal of experience. It really is the more experienced the better with this kind of role as any missed information could spell disaster. So, you should take your time and ensure that your risk assessment team is well-experienced in the field. 

Here at EK Fire Protection we have many years of experience in the industry and can certainly help you with your risk assessments. So, contact us today to find out more about our services and how we can help you. 

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