For thousands of restaurants, hotels, offices, factories, hospitals, leisure facilities, and retailers across the UK, fire extinguishers act as the first line of defence, should a fire occur. With the blueprint for reopening now set, your fire extinguishers must be fully operational.
A working fire alarm system alerts those in the building to the presence of a fire. However when the premises unattended or temporarily closed, the alarm can go unheard. With a fire alarm monitoring system in place, an alert can be automatically sent to the fire and rescue services via an alarm receiving centre (ARC).
No matter the industry or location, being aware of how to act in the event of a fire is a vital for all employees.
In historic buildings, it is particularly important to ensure a suitable FRA is carried out and that a fire safety plan is in place. This category of premises comes with its own challenges with access areas, preservation orders and hazards.