How Important is Fire Alarm Maintenance and Servicing to Your Business?
by Guest Post on May 18, 2018
As a business owner, it is your duty to have adequate fire safety protection equipment within your premises. However, there is a big difference between actually owning fire protection equipment and keeping it well maintained.
There is little to zero point in you having a fire alarm system, sprinkler system, smoke detectors, fire extinguishers, emergency lighting, or any other fire safety equipment if you are not prepared to keep it all well maintained, fully functional and up to date.
Ensuring that your fire safety system is in good working order is essential if it is going to alert you, your staff, and any other building occupants of an outbreak of fire. You may think you have met your fire safety responsibilities by having a brand-new state-of-the-art fire alarm system installed. But how do you know that five years or more down the line it will continue to work unless you have your alarm system regularly serviced and well maintained?
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There are many commercial properties where faulty or broken fire alarm systems are putting people and buildings at risk. What a lot of building owners fail to realize is that should they experience a devastating fire, their insurance can be invalidated should it be discovered that the building had a non-functional fire alarm system. Do you really want to risk the lives of your staff or visitors to your site as well as have to pay out for all the damage to your property caused by fire?
Without scheduling regular service and maintenance appointments for your fire safety system, you can not only be putting people's lives at risk, but the future of your own livelihood too! Could you really recover if you saw your whole business go up in flames and no insurance to cover your losses? This is why it is important to have your fire safety system regularly serviced and maintained.
It can be really easy to let things slip your mind, such as replacing batteries in smoke detectors for example, but all this can be avoided by putting your trust in a local fire safety company that will keep you on their books and send you reminders for important safety checks and routine servicing of your fire equipment.
Depending on the type of business you are running, your need for regular and routine fire safety equipment servicing may differ from others. Should you be involved in handling flammable liquids or other materials that carry a higher fire risk, your need for regular servicing will be more frequent than a company handling nothing flammable.
If you are based in the City, then there are a number of well established and trusted fire alarm maintenance companies. Look for one who can help provide you with a complete service, right from performing a fire risk assessment, to the design and installation of a new or updated fire safety system. They should also be able to take on your regular servicing and maintenance contract to ensure the ongoing protection of your fire equipment.
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