Preventing Fires In High Rise Units

by / Monday, 16 March 2015 / Published in Business, Training & Evacuation, Uncategorized

While the prevention of fire and preservation of human life is important at all times, there seems to be so much more need to be vigilant about fire safety when it comes to high rise blocks of units.

Where there are blocks of units there is always a high number of occupants, meaning the amount of lives at risk and the potential for an outbreak of fear and people behaving in a more unsafe manner.

What is needed is the right fire safety equipment and management process in place so that in the case of a fire, lives are not ruined and at worst, property is damaged, but even this can be prevented.

London Fire and Safe has all of the equipment available that is needed to be in place in a high rise unit setting. With them you will find fire extinguishers, blankets, fire hose reels, emergency lighting, sprinkler systems and more.

They provide training and servicing to their clients that is surpassed by no other company. The commitment that London Fire and Safe has to the safety of their clients is exceptional and it shows in their level of service and professionalism.

Who is responsible in high rise units?

Fire is never guaranteed to be prevented. Accidents happen whether by human neglect, issues with electrical equipment or another cause.

Even though fire can’t be prevented, it is the responsibility of owners, body corporate managers and strata managers to see to it that the risk of life and damage to property is minimised.

This is done by being vigilant about the appropriate signage, that equipment is installed in buildings and that there is training and information in place so residents know what to do and how to evacuate in the event of a fire.

Evacuation plans need to be present, residents need to know how to use fire extinguishers and understand the importance of keeping fire doors closed when they are installed on site.

If you are an owner of a unit in a high rise then you should have a fire extinguisher installed in the property for the safety of residents and protection of your asset.

Residents also need to make themselves responsible for knowing fire procedures and preventing fires. There is no room for complacency. When equipment is installed there also needs to be regular checks and servicing.

Contact London Fire and Safe today for more information on fire safety equipment and training for high rise unit blocks in order to save lives and prevent devastating fires.