W.T. Johnson & Sons Ltd, a specialist textile finishing company based in Huddersfield, has been producing fine quality fabrics for the textile industry for over 100 years.
Over the decades, the site has grown significantly in size and with such a large site now housing a number of large textile manufacturing machines, the business disruption that would arise from a fire would be devastating for the company. Being one of the few companies in the UK specialising in textile finishing, business disruption would also affect their customers and the supply chain. Therefore ensuring the site was protected from potential fire was of paramount importance.
James Samuel, Health, Safety and Environment Officer at W.T. Johnson says: “I had concerns that our existing fire systems were out of date and not as cost effective as possible. The first step for us was to have a complete Fire Risk Assessment to highlight areas for improvement”.
Assured Fire & Security completed a comprehensive Fire Risk Assessment for the whole site, identifying where the company was compliant with fire regulations, and where changes should be made. Whilst on site, it was also identified that significant cost savings could be made by switching from traditional fire extinguishers to the new P50 extinguishers.