Fire alarms are positioned in every building because they save peopleâ€™s lives. They generate sound when they detect the presence of a fire (some via heat and others via smoke), so that even if you can not physically see the flames, you have time to react. Everyone should be aware of the procedures involved when a fire alarm begins to sound. Sometimes, they can go off due to someone burning their toast in the staff kitchenÂ but fully working fire alarms are a necessity. Its a legal requirement that every building must have aÂ fully functional fire alarms and your workplace is no exception.
Health & Safety
The health and safety of the people in your building is of the highest priority and no one should be put at risk due to faulty fire alarms. The loss of an employee or a tenant due to a fire is hopefully something you should never have to experience. With this being said, please be sure to keep all of your fire alarms up to date and serviced regularly in order to assure peopleâ€™s safety. Fire alarms are necessary in buildings because they inform everyone of the presence of danger. These alarms let people know in the quickest way possible.
Fire Safety Procedures
Fire alarms warn people of the presence of a fire and may even help prevent a few of them if people react fast enough to the source. However, fire alarms do not stop fires. You need to have procedures in place in order for employees to vacate the premises swiftly & efficiently. You should walk, not run, to the nearest exit in an order to evacuate the building when the fire alarm goes off. Leave all belongings behind – nothing is more important than your life.
If there are objects obstructing the pathways towards the exit please move them out of the way so that people behind you are not hindered by them. Once outside, people should gather at a pre-determined, designated spot that is a safe distance away from the building. Everyone should then be accounted for and all that is left to do is wait for the fire department to arrive.
Fire & Safety Services
As part of Polyteck’s fire safety service, we can work out the safest exit routes and setupÂ fire extinguisher points along with other safetyÂ equipment. Emergency lighting, CCTV and intruder alarms are some of the extra elementsÂ that we are able to provide along with the core fire alarm safety checkÂ services. In addition, we alsoÂ help customers comply with fire alarm regulations that they may not know even existed. We have recently completed a fire alarm upgrade with Artillery House. Please be sure to see the work that we completed in our recent case study here: Artillery House
If you would like to learn more about how we can help you or your company then contact us today on 020 7481 0222 or email us using our contact form here.