When you’re a building manager and owner, there’s a lot you need to consider when it comes to keeping your property and the people who use it safe. That’s why it’s essential to understand what active and passive fire protection you need. These come in handy as an excellent first line of defence when
A safe passage when danger strikes. That is probably the first thought that comes to mind when you mention fire doors to anyone. But is this all there is to know about fire doors and fire exits? What should a safety-conscious building owner or manager know about this common but essential fire safety equipment?
Cover-ups. Two words that usually imply something wrong – not when it comes to stopping fires though. For some flames, the best way to extinguish it is to suffocate it, hence covering it up. That’s what fire blankets do best. So, should a fire blanket be part of your suite of fire safety equipment?
Smoke and heat alarms can be found everywhere since these are considered one of the first line of defense in the event of fire. When it comes to detectors and alarms, there can be so many options when you’re a building manager or owner. Do you have smoke detectors and/or heat detectors in your
As fire safety regulations continue to change, compliance-conscious building managers or owners, like you, are always looking for ways to improve the fire protection of your property. While it’s crucial to arm yourself with a professional fire safety provider, it’s just as vital that you understand the ins and outs of your systems. That’s
Water remains one of the most effective fire fighting agent. However, without the correct pressure, it will be ineffective at putting out any fire. It’s vital that the flow of water gets a much-needed boost so that it can reach areas affected by fire. That’s why fire pumps are an essential component of any
Although a perennial process, organising and carrying out annual fire safety inspections can require much effort from building managers; however, a misstep could be time-consuming and can cost thousands in penalties, not to mention unhappy tenants. Plus, carrying out inspections is a requirement to secure your AFSS — your primary proof of fire safety
The amount of money spent doesn’t always equate to value gained. It’s true for consumer goods, but also for services. Plus, making smart decisions about how to use funds means investing more resources into growing your business. But should you try to save costs on something as vital as fire protection? After all, lives
In the world of fire safety, very few features distinguish one service provider from another. If you think about it, most if not all provide the same products and services. How can you be sure you’re working with a provider who offers the best value? The answer matters because fire safety is a considerable
The summer break is time for relaxing. But did you know, many serious incidents occur during the extended public holiday stretch? In 2015, injuries during the holidays included fairy light-related accidents and burns. Now, those were situations where people were actively involved. What about those that could happen passively? If your office building or