Fire Protection And Your Business

If you own a commercial property, you know that there are a million and one things to think about on a daily basis, from staff issues to management to the everyday tasks that keep the business ticking along. But what about the actual building you and your staff are in? Your first priority is to keep everyone safe from as many things as possible – one of the scariest, of course, being the possibility of a fire breaking out in the building. You’ll have the usual equipment in place, but what else can you do to ensure the safety of your business and your employees?

Fire Protection – Passive

One thing you can do is to hire the services of a company who specialise in passive fire protection. This is a form of protection that functions in the event of a fire without requiring either manual or automatic initiation of its operation – very useful if there is a fire in the building and your first priority is to evacuate all staff members. In this case, several methods are used to protect structural steel, including fire resisting boards, dry linings, mineral wool, and intumescent coatings.

A survey of the building will first have to be conducted, as building regulations require certain periods of stability and compartmentation measures in order to limit the spread of the fire and in order to provide secure, unblocked escape routes. The priority here is to protect the life of your employees – not their property – and so high levels of protection must be provided.

fire protection- Who should you trust with your needs?

Fire protection is a serious subject, so you need to be serious about who you allow to protect your building. Warwickshire-based Taylor Hart Ltd is a company you can trust. Formed in 1998, the business started by working in the retail sector of construction, focusing mainly on suspended ceilings and installing drywall. Since then they have grown, their expertise also growing over the years, and today they offer a whole range of services including: partitions and dry linings, screening, mineral fibre ceilings, metal ceilings, structural stud, glass reinforced gypsum, plastering, rendering, and of course – passive fire protection.
If you have any questions about fire protection (or the other services mentioned above) get in contact with Taylor Hart Ltd today and let their professionals advise you on the best way to protect your business. Read our previous blog on Taylor Hart, partition experts here.