There are certain fire safety requirements that are in place for public sector companies and their premises. If you own or operate a public sector company, or manage the premises of a public sector company, you need to be aware of these fire safety standards. The safety of the staff and the visitors should be of utmost importance. This is for their peace of mind and health, as well as yours. It is also classed as a legal requirement.
Whether the public sector building is a school, healthcare facility, library or government office, it is essential that the building follows fire safety measures. This will include fire alarms in public sector buildings. The right fire alarm in your public sector building could be the difference between life and death for those in the building.
When faced with the prospect of a fire in a public sector building, most organisations will opt for a fire alarm and detection system. This will alert staff of the fire or emergency, so they are able to leave the building quickly and safely.
There are lots of different levels of fire alarms for the public sector. It really is dependent on the type of building you have and the use of the building. At one end of the scale there is the basic fire alarm. This works on an individual basis. It is ideal for smaller buildings or offices of just one open-plan room for example.
However, if you have a larger public sector premises, you will need to have more fire alarm systems. The individual fire alarm detectors can be linked together. This means that when one goes off, the others in the circuit will go off too. You may prefer fire alarms on different circuits too, so if you have a large building, only the area at risk of fire is evacuated.
It is important that the fire alarm system that you invest in will achieve its objectives. These objectives are to alert staff and people within the building that there is an emergency. On hearing this alarm, those within the building will then leave as quickly and safely as possible.
As public sector fire safety specialists we can visit your public sector premises. We will review your building and any existing fire safety equipment and fire alarms. We will then assess the needs of the building and those within the building in case of a fire. Based on this, we can recommend the best fire alarm system for you and your premises.