Fire Protection Services
Business Fire Alarm Systems
When you choose Fire Guard Services to install and service your fire alarm, you can be certain that you will be compliant with government and industry legislation. You can also be assured of professional advice and top quality customer service.
Commercial Fire Extinguishers
Fire Extinguishers are a basic requirement in all business and residential buildings. They are used to control or extinguish small fires. It is important that extinguishers are correctly positioned and easy to access in the event of an emergency.
Fire Guard Services provide quality advice and fire extinguisher installation services throughout the South of England.
Business Fire Safety Risk Assessments
In addition to our installation and maintenance services, Fire Guard Services also provide a full fire risk assessment. These are carried by our professional in-house risk assessors throughout Herts, Beds and Bucks.
A fire risk assessment is a methodical and thorough assessment of your premises and the activities that you carry out. Based on the results of the risk assessment, we will be able to conclude how likely a fire is to start and cause harm to the staff or public.
PAT Testing for Businesses
PAT testing is the examination of electrical equipment and devices to ensure they are safe to use. A lot of the time, safety defects are visual and can be spotted easily. However, sometimes this is not the case and faults can only be found by testing the equipment.
If testing is not carried out, the defect could then cause danger to the individual using the equipment, or even the whole building should it start a fire.
Commercial Emergency Lighting
Emergency lighting is designed to come on when power to the building is cut off. They are self-contained units which are wired to the mains but have a separate battery pack attached, which would then power the lights in the event of a power outage.
Emergency lighting uses high-intensity brightness which is often focused towards a fire exit. The lights are generally low voltage, for longevity of the batteries and the bulbs themselves.
Fire Safety Signs
Fire Guard Services supply and install all types of fire safety signage:
○ Emergency escape routes
○ Location and identification of fire fighting equipment
○ Fire action instructions
○ Other warnings signs and mandatory information
Business Fire Safety Training
In Britain, fires in the workplace cost hundreds of millions of pounds every year. According to statistics, 80% of businesses never recover after a serious fire. This is why fire safety staff training is vital, as knowing how to deal with a fire can mean the difference between saving your business and losing it or the loss of someone’s life.
The Fire Precautions (Workplace) Regulations 1997, as amended, states that places of work with five or more employees must have a written risk assessment, highlighting any precautionary measures taken against fire, and any preventative action required.
Weekly Fire Alarm Testing
Weekly fire alarm testing should be part of your business routine. It is a simple yet essential part of your fire safety plan and will help you and your colleagues stay safe at your workplace.
Whether you run a large or small business, your time and energy will be devoted to running your company and it is understandable that fire safety may not be high on your list of things to do.
Business Fire Safety Consultations
Fire Guard Services provide a full fire consultancy service to clients in Hertfordshire, Bedfordshire and Buckinghamshire. We advise our clients on all aspects of fire safety:
○ Fire safety strategies
○ Fire safety management
○ Fire safety risk assessments
○ Fire safety audits
○ Fire engineering in building design
○ Fire evacuation strategies
○ Fire safety training
○ Fire investigations
Business Smoke Detector Systems
Every year the Fire and Rescue Service is called to over 600,00 fires which result in over 800 deaths and over 17,00 injuries.
About 50,000 (140 a day) of these are in the home and kill nearly 500 and injure 11,000, many of which could have been prevented if people had an early warning and were able to get out in time. In fact you are twice as likely to die in a house fire that has no smoke alarm than a house that does.
Buying a smoke detector could help save your home and the lives of you and your family.
Business Security Alarm Systems
It’s a well-known fact that having a burglar alarm or intruder alarm fitted, whether your home or business, will deter potential burglaries occurring at your premises.
Studies reveal that it is far less likely that you will become the victim of a burglary at home if you have a correctly fitted and well maintained burglar alarm.
Harpenden Alarms are specialists, and can supply, fit and maintain a range of burglar alarms and intruder alarm systems to suit every budget.