As a small business owner you are obviously not only concerned with how to cut costs and how to run your business efficiently. One other major concern for you should be your employee’s and your entire company’s safety. This includes the various aspects when it comes to workplace safety and ergonomics but even more so when it comes to the critical issue of fire safety within your company’s premises.
The good thing here is that it doesn’t take too much to ensure proper fire safety measures, at least the basic things are often rather straight-forward and easy to implement. Among those basic measures for better protection from fires could be things like having sufficient fire extinguishers accessible throughout your building along with a number of strategically placed smoke detectors and smoke alarms. All those things are easy to do and today are likewise comparably affordable.
For certain types of businesses with special requirements (either due to the nature of the building or the business type itself) there exist more complex and more elaborate fire prevention measures.
One of those fire prevention measures you can find in commercial structures all throughout the UK today are dry riser systems. Those systems are basically pipes that run through your premises allowing a fire engine to pump and distribute water into the system in the case of an emergency. Dry riser outlets in certain, strategic areas within the building make it then possible that the water can be accessed for the purpose of fire fighting.
What’s important to know here is that UK law mandates regular dry riser testing to make sure that the system is operating flawlessly. In the UK, certain companies offer dry riser testing for that purpose.
Other systems, like the Detectomat or modern wireless fire detection systems exist also. What specific fire prevention and fire suppression system your company requires can best be found out if you talk to your local fire brigade. They can let you know about the local fire prevention laws and what you need to do for maximum fire safety.