Fire Safety Equipment Maintenance
A fire outbreak on a business premises can be very devastating for your finances, let alone having to deal with the consequences of putting everything right for weeks or maybe months following a serious blaze. Because of this, many business owners will strive to protect their premises and employees by installing the latest fire alarm system and the best fire safety equipment available.
However, it is also very important to remember that your fire protection responsibilities do not end here. Ensuring that you put in place proper care and maintenance of your fire safety equipment following installation is necessary to ensure that the safety of your employees and business is continued. How devastating would it be if your building or the safety of your staff was to be compromised by faulty or defective fire protection devices?
As a responsible business owner, you should also do your part to make sure that the fire safety equipment installed in your building remains well maintained. Here are the best ways on how to do just that.
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DRAM Fire & Security not only offers your business the latest in high-quality fire safety equipment, but we also offer our regular service and maintenance contracts that allow for your fire safety equipment to be regularly inspected and tested. We can inspect and test your existing fire alarm system and make recommendations for upgrades, replacements or extensions for when you need to extend your fire alarm cover to new buildings or added annexes.
According to the Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005, business owners should maintain their fire protection and fire fighting equipment according to the recognised British Standard. This means having your fire safety equipment, such as fire extinguishers and fire alarm systems serviced 6 monthly, or once yearly at the very least. In most cases more frequent checking and testing is necessary where there is a greater risk of an outbreak of fire. The way to establish the risks and work out how often to have your equipment serviced would be to have a fire risk assessment carried out. DRAM Fire & Security can help you with this too.
Even when you are a required to have an annual fire safety equipment service, it is also very important to make sure that your fire equipment is maintained and kept in full working order between annual service and testing.
Having your equipment frequently checked makes perfect sense, especially if your work environment is a busy one where there is a greater risk of damage or misuse of fire protection equipment.
A regular maintenance schedule will allow one of our trained fire safety technicians to check your fire extinguishers to make sure they are not cracked, rusted, dented or defective in any way. They will check for pressure gage operation, head-cap degradation and check the anti-tamper seals etc. Regular testing of other fire safety equipment can be carried out at the same time should you require it, or it be advisable within your fire risk assessment. Our technician will then complete a detailed written report for you as well as enter the maintenance details into your fire log book.
This is by far the best way you can keep on top of all your fire safety equipment service and maintenance requirements and give you the peace of mind you need to safely run your business.