Protect Your Business
When it comes to protecting your premises from fire, Unique Fire Protection Ltd. is the one-stop solution to ensuring your buildings and policies are fully compliant.
By law, you must have certain fire detection and fire safety equipment on site, such as fire alarms, fire extinguishers, fire blankets etc. which we can provide and a fire assessment should be conducted to identify the risks of fire and the threats to minimise both business and human life costs.
We can also conduct fire risk assessments where our team of fire protection specialists will visit your premises and identify the key risks to your fire safety strategy and how to minimize these. From identifying your company’s fire marshal training requirements, as well as emergency lighting that may need to be installed to ensure safe evacuation, we can help with it all and with our assessments you can be sure that your business is protected and compliant with the law.
Fire alarm installation Wolverhampton
Current UK regulations state that every business must have an adequate fire detection and alert system. At Unique Fire Protection we recommend a fire and risk assessment audit to identify the best system for your business which will take into account the size of the company, the number of employees and the nature of your business.
Smoke detectors and their associated alarms can prevent a fire breaking out and ultimate the potential loss of life, also a system that detects a fire early can reduce the chances of a fire igniting and engulfing a building.
A fire can have devastating impacts on businesses but a fire alarm and fire prevention system can help reduce the damage and potential disruption to a business.
Fire extinguishers Wolverhampton
Current fire regulations state that every commercial premises must have an ‘A’ rated Fire Extinguisher within 30 metres of an employee. This is to ensure the safety of both yourself and your employees.
At Unique Fire Protection, we can install, commission and maintain your fire extinguisher devices. All of our extinguishers carry the Kite and CE Marks and we can include supply larger, floor-standing extinguishers and handheld portable devices. All work in the same way and should be serviced annually as well as before being commission for use for the first time, which we can also provide.
As well as fire extinguishers in Wolverhampton, you may want to review your full fire suppression system and another point of consideration may be fire sprinklers. Fire Sprinklers help to minimise the spread of fires and help contain them to certain areas, which can help reduce the damage and of course the risk to life from fires.
A fire sprinkler is usually attached to the ceiling and will dissipate water automatically when a fire is detected. The buildings in Wolverhampton were built over a long period of time, some of which are 200 years old, however sprinkler systems can be retrospectively fitted to many buildings.
It is also possible to protect buildings where a conventional sprinkler system may be unsuitable for use, for example in museums or places with a lot of electrical equipment such as telecommunication and data centres. In this instance, rather than sprinkler emitting water, a system can be fitted to disperse a non-toxic, mist-like powder, providing an alternative means of fire prevention.
Fire Marshal Training Wolverhampton
As well as your detection and suppression systems, you should also consider the appropriate training requirements your staff may need to go under. This training can vary from teaching staff how to use fire extinguishers correctly to tackle small fires, to ensuring they know the basic evacuation procedure in the event of a fire through fire drills.
Many businesses may also need fire marshals as part of their operations. The number required will be dependent on your business and industry and will be easily identified by a fire risk assessment. Factors that are taken into consideration include:
- The number and usage of combustible and highly flammable materials.
- The sources of heat which could potentially start a fire.
- What building materials were used e.g. brick and stone, concrete, wood etc.
- If there are any high risk individuals at your premises, such as the young, elderly, those with chronic health conditions or disabilities.
- How quickly and easily it would be to escape in the event of a fire.
In Wolverhampton, the economy is largely based in the engineering and manufacturing sectors as well as the service sector, so there is potential for these businesses to fall into a higher risk category so may require more fire marshals which will in turn require more training.
At Unique Fire Protection, our fire marshal training course can give trainees a full understanding of fire safety issues. Our courses cover:
- The role of the fire marshal
- Liaison with the fire & rescue service
- Action on discovering a fire
- Fire Safety Legislation
- The chemistry of fire
- Common causes of fire
- Fire safety precautions
- Fire drills and evacuation
- How to use fire extinguishers
The whole course lasts around 4 hours, and if attended at our location refreshments will be arranged. All persons attending will also receive a certificate of attendance.
We can tailor this course to your individual needs.
Why choose Unique Fire Protection
Unique Fire aim to offer the complete service to our clients in Wolverhampton and build mutually beneficial relationships. With dedication, attention to detail and our strategic approach we aim to provide a fantastic service that you will use again and again.
We also are aware that businesses operate in an increasingly competitive space in the West Midlands, so we always endeavour to suggest the most cost and time-effective solutions for your business.
Our team have over 50 years combined experience in the fire and security industries so you can be sure you will be speaking to the experts.
Get in touch today with our friendly, professional and knowledgeable team and discover some of the many reasons why we should be your compliance service provider for today and for the future.