It’s not enough to invest in fire safety equipment. You also need to make sure that everything is properly maintained. Doing so will make a big difference if a fire should break out in the office or some other area of the operation. Here are four of the more important reasons why regular inspections and maintenance should be among the more important issues you address.
Your Employees are Safer
Nothing is more important than the safety of your employees. In the event that a fire should break out, you want them to have the best chance to vacate the building as possible. If you have the fire detection devices checked regularly and ensure the extinguishers and overhead sprinklers are in perfect working order, they are more likely to get out without any type of injury. You can enhance the process by making sure there is adequate emergency lighting to help them find exits even if the main lighting source is disrupted by the fire.
Your Building is Protected
A secondary concern is what a fire will do to the building and the contents. Once your employees are safe, that is the time to think about what is happening to the inventory, the documents, and the office equipment. If you have installed the right type of fire suppression system in the building, there is a good chance that the fire is contained long enough for help to arrive. While you may lose some equipment and furnishings, the measures you take will keep the damage to a minimum.
Your Insurance Rates are More Affordable
Business insurance is intended to help you get the company up and running after some covered event takes place. You will find that by installing the right type of fire safety equipment, the insurance company is likely to provide you with more affordable premiums. You still have the same high quality coverage, but with a lower cost. You can use the money you save to invest is some other aspect of the operation and keep it financially stable.
You Avoid Fines
There’s another way that the right safety equipment will save money. It’s necessary to ensure the facility meets all local safety standards. That includes reasonable measures for fire suppression and containment. If you have the right equipment on hand and it’s working properly, you can rest assured that any inspector from the local municipality will provide a positive report. That means you will not have to pay any type of fines related to inadequate fire alarm control or equipment that is not kept in perfect working order.
If you suspect that your fire prevention and suppression planning lacks in some way, now is the time to make a few changes. Contact a service that can help you evaluate what is already in place and make suggestions about how to make your preparations better. Once those updates are made, you can rest easy knowing you have done everything you can to keep your employees and the facility protected.
Control Fire Systems Ltd.
63 Advance Rd