Irrespective of what industry you work in or even how large your building is, it needs fire protection. When you operate a business from your building you need to make sure that it’s safe for all of your employees. If your building is an old one or you’re unsure about its safety, a fire protection survey may be in order. Let’s take a look at why.
Fires Are Indiscriminate
Fires will go wherever they please. As soon as one has started, the flames will go wherever there is oxygen, fuel, and of course, heat. What this means is that even though your shiny new machines or computers are very important to you, they could still burn.
Fires will go wherever they wish, even if there are people in the building. A small fire that has started in a bin will travel until it has run out of oxygen, fuel, and heat. If you want to make sure that a fire cannot travel far in your building, you need to protect your building. With the right type of fire protection, the flames could be trapped behind a door, in a stairwell, or wherever the fire began. As a result, you and your colleagues could get out safely.
Changes In The Building Safety Act
From time to time, the UK’s Building Safety Act may change. So, it makes sense to ensure all of your buildings adhere to this act. Not only will adhering to the act help to keep you safe, it can also make sure you stay on the right side of the law.
Having your building surveyed by fire compartmentation experts could make your building legal. As a result, you won’t have to worry quite so much about getting into legal difficulties.
If your office, warehouse, studio, factory, etc. was built after 2022, it’s likely to adhere to the Act. However, it’s always worth checking whether this is the case and if you’re safe enough. A quick survey could help with this.
Having Peace Of Mind
When you have peace of mind it can be a wonderful thing. You can work in and leave for the day knowing that everyone is safe. When you have the tools, fire equipment, and everything else you need to stay safe, worries can be kept to a minimum.
Of course, even with the right fire protection, there’s always a risk of someone getting hurt. There’s also a risk that everything in your building could be damaged. However, the risk can be minimised. Should a fire break out, the equipment, fire doors, and gadgets that are made to help prevent a fire spreading begin to get to work. Consequently, anyone left in the building may have 30 minutes of protection, for example. The fire service is likely to have arrived within that time and taken every one to safety. Give yourself peace of mind by having your building surveyed for fire protection purposes.
It’s clear why you need to have an expert carry out a survey. When you do, you, your colleagues, and everything in your building are much more likely to be safe. This can only be a good thing.