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From Alarms to Extinguishers: Key Fire Safety Equipment

Keeping your building safe is, of course, essential. As we’re sure you know, there are many hazards which might affect your building and staying vigilant about these is vital. Fires are one of the more dangerous hazards and there are many ways in which you can mitigate this risk. In this blog, we are going to run through a few of the things which you can do to keep your building safe from fires. We will touch on a few of the main equipment pieces which you can get and some tests which you might want to have. So, keep reading this blog to find out more. 

Fire extinguishers 

We’re sure that you’ve all heard of fire extinguishers and they are certainly one of the best ways for you to mitigate the risk. While they are often a touch expensive there is no question that their convenience and effectiveness make them a great choice for a home or business building. Nowadays, there are a wide range of fire extinguishers available and you should go through every type to decide which would be best for you. After this, it is imperative that you work out exactly how many extinguishers you need in the property and order this number. You should remember that it could be disastrous if you don’t have enough extinguishers in the building. 

Fire risk assessments

While a risk assessment isn’t a piece of equipment per se, it is still vital if you want to keep your building safe from any situation. If you have recently purchased a building or it has been a while since you last had a risk assessment carried out, then you should certainly book a new assessment. An expert will visit your building and test the structure to understand how prepared the building is for fighting a fire and how likely it is that a fire could start. This is extremely useful as you will be able to act accordingly and upgrade the structure or the safety equipment accordingly. 

Fire alarms 

Fire alarms are one of the oldest forms of fire protection and there's no guessing why, really. The fact is that they work. For hundreds of years, alarm signals have been keeping people safe in both their homes and public buildings. Though alarm systems are constantly developing and you should make sure that your alarms are the best they can be. So, if you think it might be time to upgrade your system then you should certainly seek professional guidance. What’s more, alarms change from domestic to business use and you need to have the right system in place to deal with the challenges of your building. 

If you would like any advice on fire alarm system installation or anything else mentioned in the blog, then make sure you contact us today. We have many years of experience and would love to talk with you! 

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