Commercial fire suppression systems are necessary components of every office building. Without it, your business, employees, and commercial assets are at serious risk. As you are thinking about your commercial fire suppression system, you will want to keep some of the following things in mind.
System Testing is Critical
Your commercial fire suppression system will need to be tested at regular intervals. Not only is this critical for the regular upkeep of your system, but in many jurisdictions it is required by law to undergo regular testing. Fire alarm tests should be done by a licensed professional on a regular basis as well. Fire extinguishers and sprinkler systems will also need to undergo regular testing and maintenance. Inspections and tests should never be taken lightly, either by managers or by employees.
Establishing and keeping your emergency plans up to date is very important. Make sure employees know what to do in case a fire alarm sounds. Evacuation and fire safety procedures should be made and passed on to everybody. Fire drills should be scheduled once a month and training should be given as needed. Extinguishers should be available at regular space intervals where anyone who needs to use one shouldn’t need to travel further than 75 feet to find one.
Hold on to Your Documentation!
Operation manuals and detailed inspection reports should be saved, as well as details of maintenance or repair visits. This allows officials to confirm that you are keeping up with fire codes and regulations and ensures that specialists can see exactly what has been done with your fire suppression system if and when more work needs to be done. It also ensures your employees’ peace of mind if they have questions about your fire suppression system.
We Are Prepared to Meet All of Your Office Fire Suppression Needs
Biles Fire Protection can help with all of your residential or commercial fire safety needs. We have the equipment and expertise to install wet sprinkler systems or dry sprinkler systems at affordable prices. We are well known for our top-notch customer service, quick response times, and reliable support and maintenance. To get a quote for your sprinkler system, fill out our online request form. For more information and to chat about how we can help meet your fire safety needs, visit us online or give us a call at (443) 701-8330. To get more fire safety tips and information, follow us on Facebook, Twitter, Google+, and Pinterest.