Fire maintenance services are crucial to the safety of any workplace or building. It is no exaggeration that a simple oversight can be catastrophic in the event or emergency situation brought on by a fire.
It is similar to being out on a boat when an unexpected storm hits – you want to know that your lifejackets and emergency flares will work properly when you need them.
Imagine the panic if your emergency equipment isn’t ready to use, cannot be found or simply fails.
That is the same in the situation if and whenever a fire breaks out at your workplace. The building, property, assets and most importantly of all – the safety of everyone on your site is in jeopardy.
Fire safety cannot wait
You cannot afford to leave your fire safety to chance. It is extremely dangerous to have safety issues as something you think of as a passing thought. If you are the owner or manager, you could be liable for any failure in following workplace regulations.
With properly scheduled fire maintenance services in place, you have peace of mind knowing that your worksite is as safe as possible. Forgetting or ignoring a fire maintenance schedule can mean that equipment has been misplaced or can malfunction in the event of a fire.
The results can be anything from serious property damage and even the loss of life. That is enough to make anyone aware of the gravity of the worst case scenarios.
There are important factors to keep in mind. We hope this information helps to point you in the right direction for fire safety.
Fire Safety Factors
The key issues to the fire safety of your workplace are many and varied. These include:
- All fire equipment needs to be checked – this should include fire extinguishers, smoke detectors, fire alarms, fire blankets, hoses and any other fire safety equipment. You need to be absolutely sure that all equipment is in proper working order.
- Fire hydrants must be part of your fire maintenance services check – there are specific points to follow to ensure fire hydrants are properly checked such as water pressure, leaks and fire hoses are compatible with the hydrant.
- All emergency lighting and exit signs are a crucial part of your fire maintenance routine – make sure all emergency lighting and exit signs are properly installed and lighted according to Fire Safety regulations. Remember that a smoke filled area can quickly become so dark meaning the only chance for a safe escape hinges on a properly lit exit sign. It is well worth having a trained professional check all the fire equipment and signs are in the best possible position in the case of an emergency.
- Any fire safety checks need to be performed regularly to ensure that your workplace is fire safety ready at all times. This is where and why a set schedule can help you stay on top of all your obligations.
A checklist of what is required for your fire safety compatibility can prove invaluable.
It pays to talk to the experts at Jim’s Fire Safety
It’s easy to be overwhelmed with the issues of fire safety and what fire maintenance services can mean to you and your business. You need the help of trusted Fire Safety professionals.
That’s where Jim’s Fire Safety is the only name you need to know. Our fire safety services are second to none. From fire extinguisher inspection to fire hose reel testing, our services are all completed according to strict NZS4503:2005 standards.
Jim’s Fire Safety technicians are highly trained and experienced. You’ll always know you’re getting the best of the best. For more details on what we can do to make sure you’re fire safe, see the experts. Call us now or fill in the online form for a free quote.