It may be Autumn, but hotels, B&B’s and holiday parks are still fully booked as many of us who haven’t been able to go abroad are ‘staycationing’ later than normal due to the Covid-19 pandemic.
These holiday venue owners will have had to take time and effort to ensure they have followed government guidelines ahead of re-opening so there will have been a lot to take into consideration. So, it’s particularly important that fire equipment and servicing doesn’t slip through the safety net due to other distractions.
According to Checkifre, supplier of fire safety equipment to Hartson Fire, ‘an average of 360 fires occur in caravans every year – it’s crucial the right fire-fighting equipment and precautionary measures are not forgotten in the excitement of reopening and that parks are fully compliant with fire safety regulations and legislation.’. Read full article here.
There’s a very good chance that holiday park owners will have had to carry out additional risk assessments prior to re-opening to take into account hygiene and cleaning methods as well as social distancing measures and the impact of staff shortages due to self-isolation. This would be a good time to review the risk assessments for fire safety equipment at the same and particularly to ensure all fire safety equipment has been serviced and is in full working order.
In line with BS 5306 Standards, in venues like holiday parks, fire safety equipment also needs to be protected. This is to prevent accidental damage, vandalism and protection from the weather for extinguishers which are stored outdoors. At Hartson Fire, we stock a full range of cabinets, boxes and jackets which are designed for all types of fire extinguishers, including the water, foam and powder extinguishers required for holiday parks.
Fire signage and alarms are also an important element of a holiday park’s fire safety assessment. These should include fire exit signs and escape routes, signs to show where alarms and safety equipment are situated, plus those which show where assembly points are located. Again, Hartson Fire can provide a full range of these signs according to a business’s needs.
If you’re still not sure what you need to do to keep your holiday park safe during these popular staycations, then give the experienced team of engineers at Hartson Fire a call today on the number below or you can see the full range of products and services here.