Fire safety regulations can change, so keeping up with what’s expected by law can be difficult. Workplaces might think their fire safety is compliant with the law without realising their safety protocol is outdated and unsafe. Workplace fires happen more often than you think.
The fact that many workplaces house flammable materials means these fires can be devastating if not controlled. Throughout one year, 22,200 fires were reported in non-dwelling properties in the UK! 3,700 of these cases were recorded where alarms failed to sound. Installing fire alarms can significantly reduce the damage caused by fire.
Workplaces also have a high footfall; significant traffic means many lives are at risk from workplace fires. It is the responsibility of employees to ensure their staff are safe! Also, fires can destroy property, which could, in turn, ruin a business. Insurance companies probably won’t cover the cost of damage if appropriate fire safety solutions weren’t in place!