Preventing Commercial Fire Emergencies
A lot of risks come with owning a business that services any type of guest. When you provide a service or a product to a guest, you are also accepting the responsibility of that person?s health and safety when they are using their product or that service. For example, when a person is staying in a hotel or a rental property that you own, you are completely responsible for the safety of that resident during their stay at either of these locations. This is why it is extremely important to keep up to date with all safety precautions, including fire safety. Fire safety is the ability to effectively prevent fire damage or to successfully control a fire should such an emergency arise.
Hotel and motel fires cause an estimated 15 deaths and 150 injuries every year. Fire protection engineering companies can provide a business or property owner with ways to increase the safety of their residence to prevent these types of problems. Every year, hotel and motel fires result in $76 million in property loss.
Fire alert systems should be present and fully functioning in every single room of the residence. Installing a fire alarm service in each room ensures that no matter where the fire starts, it will detect it and warn those residents to get out of the way. It will also alert the help of fire protection engineering companies and fire respondents. Additionally, having fire alarm systems in each room will also ensure that someone can hear the alarms, regardless of which room they are in. Fire alarms can sometimes not be heard if the resident is in the shower, the bathroom or sleeping. Installing a fire alarm system in each room can ensure that they hear the alarm no matter what.
A fire sprinkler system is also very important to the safety of the residents. Fire protection companies can install these sprinklers in the most appropriate places, and provide the necessary testing to ensure that they pick up any sign of fire and properly extinguish it. Fire sprinklers should also be regularly checked to ensure that they are working properly. A fire sprinkler repair can be done by fire protection engineering companies. In a study of fires, sprinklers operated in 91% of all reported structure fires large enough to activate sprinklers, excluding buildings under construction and buildings without sprinklers in the fire area. Sprinklers are a great way to bring the fire down until other fire respondents have the chance to arrive.
Fire extinguishers are also important, especially in areas that fires are common. A fire extinguisher should be placed in the kitchen and in the main room of any hotel or motel common area. They should also be located in the hallways of the hotel for easy access, in the event of an emergency.
When you own a hotel or a motel, you are accepting the responsibility of the health and the safety of your residents. There are many things that need to be done to ensure that the proper response systems are in place in the event of an emergency, especially in case of a fire. A working fire alert system should be installed in every room and it should be tested regularly. Fire sprinkler systems should also be installed and tested regularly. Finally, fire extinguishers need to be carefully placed around the hotel, in the event of an emergency.