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Building and Construction Industry Fire Safety 101

Building and Construction Storage Industry Fire Safety Tips 101

You can never be safe enough when it comes to fire protection. In the building and construction environment, especially with the storage of equipment, there are even more associated fires. Therefore, we’ve collated some pointers when it comes to keeping your building and construction storage facilities safe from the risk of fire.

  1. Fire Risk Assessment.

    First and foremost, make sure you always have a valid fire risk assessment. Only a competent person will be able to tell you exactly what risks your building and construction storage facility has and also how to reduce them.

  2. Storing and reducing your hazards.

    Combustible materials should be kept to a minimum and stored in allocated safe spaces, outside hazardous rooms that may result in fires. This includes boiler rooms, electrical rooms and alike.
    Any flammable items should be kept away from other objects. This in order to prevent the fast spreading of potential fires arising from said flammable objects.
    Used and redundant pallets should be disposed of or kept away from the potential of arsonist activity.

  3. Keeping up with the housework to reduce the possibility of fire.

    Rubbish and waste material should be disposed of and not stored in walkways or escape routes.
    Are you disposing of your hazardous waste correctly? According to GOV.UK you must: “Separate and store hazardous waste safely” Find out more here.

  4. Helping the emergency services for a quicker response time.

    Ensure that your building or construction storage facility is clearly signed on the exterior. This is so fire services can correctly identify the site of the incident.
    ✔  Furthermore, are you looking for an immediate response from the fire service in the event of a fire or even intruders? – Therefore have your storage facility monitored!

  5. Sprinkler systems will help save your contents.

    Protecting your building and construction storage site with a sprinkler system will detect a fire at the first instance whilst targeting the initial outbreak. Therefore, this means only water damage to the areas affected by fire!
    Having a sprinkler system will help to control the spreading of a fire and therefore save more contents of your storage facility.

Don’t run the risk of losing your building or construction business. Call us now on 0845 402 3045 or email  for a fire risk assessment or more information on keeping your premises fire safe.

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