Fire Safety in Your Business
Installed smoke alarms? Check. Installed fire alarms? Check. But it doesn’t end there.
By law, every business must have an adequate fire safety system in place, have clearly identified clearly exit routes, have a back-up lighting system in the original system fails and ensure staff are regularly trained to know what to do in case of an emergency.
At CFS Fire and Security Systems we can help you develop your fire safety strategy and implement it at your workplace.
Fire Safety Risk Assessments
Risk assessments are a valuable tool for employers who are required by law to create a safe working environment for their staff members. We conduct risk assessmentsthat show employers how to recognise and rectify safety issues on-site and implement best practice procedures that help protect staff and the premises in the event of a fire.
Should a fire comprise your lighting on site, an emergency lighting system is critical to the safe evacuation of your staff and visitors.Emergency lighting systems ensure that despite power failure the premises is sufficiently lit during a fire to facilitate escape. It is recommended that only PSA and ECSSA approvedfire and security professionals install and maintain your emergency lighting system to ensure it meets stringent legislative guidelines.
Fire Safety Training
Fire safety training is an important component of an employer’s responsibility to staff and goes beyond a regular fire drill. We can provide training for your staff that includes what to do if they spot a fire, the location of exit routes and where to meet when they have evacuated the premises. We also provide training for the use of fire equipment. Only trained, competent staff should be responsible for using fire equipment. All fires are different and using the wrong extinguisher on a fire can be even more dangerous than the fire itself.
“Is my fire alarm and fire safety system working properly?”
Fire Systems Maintenance
The CFS team provides a reliable and responsive service to help you troubleshoot and maintain your fire safety systems. In many cases, once a smoke detector, fire alarm and fire safety system is installed, people assume it will continue to work properly. Fire alarm maintenance often goes unchecked for years, leaving some fire alarms inoperable and the home or business, and people within them, completely unprotected. We are passionate about protecting your staff and property and offer a responsive and reliable fire alarm maintenance service in Galway and Mayo toensure your fire safety systems are properly maintained and optimised.
Fire Safety at Home
Fire safety at home is just as important as in the workplace. Your home should have fire extinguishers, fire alarms and smoke detectors to provide you with sufficient warning in the event of a fire. You should also ensure your family has an action plan and knows what to do in a fire, particularly should the fire alarm sound in the middle of the night.