Fire Guys Announces Ways to Prevent Commercial Structure Fires

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(Hillsborough, Auckland) Fire Guys, a company offering professional fire protection services, announces a variety of ways businesses can keep their structure safe, as prevention is always best. For the 2012/2013 reporting period, the latest figures available, the New Zealand Fire Service reports 1,188 public assembly structures, 344 educational facilities, 215 health care and institutional buildings and 899 commercial structures experienced a fire. Furthermore, this doesn’t include residential, storage, manufacturing, primary industries and utilities and miscellaneous structures. Due to these figures, every business needs to make Fire Detection and prevention a top priority at all times.

“First and foremost, businesses need to ensure they place bins away from the structure and place any flammable waste in a metal container that features a self closing lid. This helps to reduce the risk of fire outside of the structure that may spread and affect the building. Furthermore, materials to be stored outside need to be monitored to make certain the pile isn’t getting too high and that they don’t encroach on the building,” Russell Hogg, spokesperson for Fire Guys, states.

Other steps also need to be taken to reduce the risk of a structure fire. Certain areas need to be designated as smoking areas for employees who engage in this habit, and access to the building and grounds needs to be limited to the public. Surveillance equipment and security lighting should be used around the business also.

“A business owner should install a fence to secure the property and grounds after hours. Although lighting and surveillance equipment are both of benefit, it’s best to prevent a person from accessing the area initially. Although many don’t come to do harm to the business, others do, and they need to be stopped whenever possible. A fire is only one of the many ways they can do damage in a short period of time,” Hogg explains.

Even when all precautionary measures are taken, a structure may still catch fire, thus companies need to ensure they have systems in place if a catastrophe occurs. Fire protection and detection systems are recommended and, in some cases, mandatory. Furthermore, every structure needs a Fire Alarm and smoke and heat detection systems. A security alarm and fire safety systems are all beneficial, as a business owner can never be too careful when it comes to their organization.

“We work with clients to determine what steps need to be taken to protect their business, as this differs by the type of work conducted in the structure, the number of people present in the building at any given time and more. Contact us today, so we can assist you in protecting your company. You’ve worked too hard to allow a preventable fire to bring it down,” Hogg declares.

About Fire Guys:

A fire protection services provider, Fire Guys is a 100 percent New Zealand owned business, one with a passion for quality, service and value for money. The highly experienced and qualified technicians recognize the importance of outstanding customer service and product quality. Their dedication is one reason the company’s client base continues to grow.