The hospitality sector in particular has had to face many challenges over the past 18 months including putting in place safety measures to keep customers and staff safe as lockdown restrictions have been gradually lifted.
During this period of time, due to long-term closures, hotels, bars, pubs and restaurants have had far less fire safety risks to think about. Unfortunately, due to the additional pressures of Covid-19 safety measures, in some instances fire safety in these venues has been put on the back burner!
The team at Hartson Fire are urging those responsible for safety in the hospitality sector to ensure that all fire safety equipment is appropriate for the premises, situated in the correct location and is fully serviced to make sure it is in full working order.
We have also come up with the following fire safety guidelines to help this sector keep everyone who works or visits their premises fire safety safe.
Due to the nature of the business, the hospitality sector works with many hazardous materials which put can put venues at risk from specific classes of fire, including flammable liquids, cooking oils and fats, and electrical equipment.
In addition to fire safety equipment, hospitality venues should also have in place appropriate fire safety signage ranging from exit signs, locations of fire safety equipment and meeting points should a fire occur… to name but a few.
At Hartson Fire, we have a huge range of fire safety signage for all types of premises, large or small.
Last but not least, all fire safety equipment should be serviced regularly as it is vital that it is in full working order at all times. This is a statutory requirement of the Regulatory Fire Reform (Fire Safety Order) 2005 which states that fire fighting equipment “must be subject to a suitable system of maintenance and are maintained in an efficient state, in efficient working order and in good repair.”
The team at Hartson Fire delivers regular servicing and maintenance of our customers’ fire extinguishers to ensure they are in full working order and that your business is compliant with the Regulatory Fire Reform (Fire Safety Order) 2005.
To discuss your fire safety equipment needs or to book a service, call us today on the number below: