Fire safety should be a top priority for businesses holding events with hundreds or thousands of people in one space. It’s a necessity, yes, but it’s also common sense too. Fire and Safety Management Inc can perform a fire risk assessment on all types of venues, big and small, in a building or a outside under a tent. It’s a requirement under the Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005 but it’s also the best way to ensure that everything possible is being done to ensure safety for all involved.

You could do a fire risk assessment yourself – walk around your venue making notes of fire hazards such as sources of ignition or a fuel source, such as paper and garbage. You can check the lighting, generators, electrical and gas equipment, as well as any chance of open flames. These all have the potential of starting a fire and need to be kept away from those sources of ‘fuel’, such as paper, fabrics and garbage.

That’s a lot of responsibility to put on yourself and if you’re not familiar with fire and fire safety, it’s best to leave a fire risk assessment to the professionals. At Fire and Safety Management Inc, we carry out hundreds of fire risk assessments and have the knowledge to keep your venue as safe as possible. We can walk you through it from beginning to end so that you can learn from the professionals. The more people with the knowledge of fire safety, the less likely a fire will happen.

If your venue is in a building than you most likely have a fire alarm system and possibly emergency lighting already installed. If your event is in a marquee or outdoor event, that is less likely. You wouldn’t have a fire alarm system but should have a rotary fire bell or gas horn, at the very least, to raise an alarm. Appropriate fire extinguishers will also be needed. Fire and Safety Management Inc can help you choose the correct types of extinguishers you’ll require.

These are just a few ideas for keeping your venue safe. For more information or to have a fire risk assessment complete, please contact the Fire and Safety Management Inc. A fire risk assessment, proper fire extinguishers and alarms aren’t just good practice, they’re the law.