Fire safety is not something that you can afford to ignore or neglect. Every year, thousands of businesses suffer from fire damage, injuries and fatalities, costing them millions of dollars in losses and liabilities.
New South Wales businesses are required to comply with the fire safety regulations. These are set by the NSW Government and enforced by local councils. These regulations include having a fire safety certificate, an annual fire safety statement (AFSS) and fire safety training for staff.
But complying with the fire safety regulations is not only a legal obligation, it is also a smart business decision. An accredited fire protection specialist company has the expertise, experience and equipment to help your business ensure that your business is protected from fire risks and hazards.
Here are some of the ways that a fire protection specialist can help your business:
They can design, install and maintain fire protection systems that suit your specific needs and budget.
Fire protection systems include:
- fire detection systems
- fire alarm systems
- fire sprinkler systems
- fire hydrant systems
- fire hose reels
- fire extinguishers and emergency lighting.
A fire protection specialist can assess your premises and recommend the best fire protection solutions for your business to ensure they comply with the Australian standards.
They can provide fire safety training for your staff and managers.
Fire safety training is essential to educate your staff on essential fire safety measures such as how to prevent fires, how to respond to fires and how to use fire equipment safely and effectively. Fire safety training sessions can be conducted on-site or online and topics they cover may include fire prevention strategies, evacuation procedures, first aid skills and fire equipment operation.
They can help you obtain and renew your fire safety certificate and AFSS.
A fire safety certificate is a document that certifies that your building complies with the relevant fire safety measures. An AFSS is a document that confirms that your fire protection systems are inspected, tested and maintained regularly. A fire protection specialist conducts inspections, tests and audits of your premises. They also provide reports and recommendations. Many technicians travel with essential products such as fire extinguishers or kits for immediate replacement.
They can offer 24/7 emergency support and service.
Fire emergencies can happen at any time and without warning. That's why you need a reliable and responsive fire protection specialist company that can provide 24/7 emergency support and service. A fire protection specialist company can respond to your call within minutes, dispatch qualified technicians to your site and resolve any issues or faults with your fire protection systems.
With all of these benefits, you may be thinking - why would any business NOT employ a certified fire protection specialist?
Some businesses may avoid hiring a fire protection specialist company because they think it is too expensive or too complicated. However, this is a false perception and a risky gamble. Hiring a fire protection specialist company can actually save you money in the long run by preventing costly fire damage, reducing insurance premiums, avoiding fines and penalties for non-compliance and enhancing your reputation and customer trust.
When considering a fire protection specialist, look for a leading provider of fire protection services, with many years of industry experience, a team of certified and accredited professionals. The fire protection services they provide should include fire safety assessments, design, installation, maintenance, testing, certification and training. It also helps if they leverage the latest technology.
There’s simply no good business case for not contacting the right fire protection specialist to help your business.