Under UK law it is the responsibility of the company owner to ensure the safety and well-being of their staff. When it comes to fire safety, the most effective way to do this is with the help of an experience fire marshal. They have the experience and knowledge to keep you and your team safe.
At Marpol Security, we work with several highly-trained fire marshals who deliver essential advice and assistance to businesses across Blackburn. This includes those in Darwen, Brownhill, Bank Hey, Cherry Tree, Little Harwood, Whalley Range, Whitebirk, and beyond.
As Blackburn’s leading provider of fire marshals and fire warden solutions, we have much to offer companies across the town. Here are some of the services we provide:
A fire marshal’s first task is to assess the current fire safety procedures that you have in place to ensure they are up to scratch. Your marshal keeps abreast of all fire safety legislation and regulations, helping you and your company maintain your compliance with the law.
As well as performing their own evaluation, your fire marshal will invite feedback and comments from staff, management, and the local fire brigade regarding the current fire safety procedures. From here, they will provide their recommendations on how best to mitigate against the risk of fire in the workplace.
Fire marshals are in high demand across Blackburn and cannot be expected to remain on site full-time for any given company. To help with the day-to-day fire safety in your office, they will personally train up a team of fire wardens to assist them in such matters as distributing fire safety information, running fire drills, and evacuating staff from the building. In addition, fire wardens will be trained to use basic fire safety equipment, such as fire extinguishers and fire blankets.
One of the fire marshal’s duties is to make sure your workplace has a safe and efficient evacuation policy in the event of a fire. This will be picked up during the initial fire risk assessment and will lead to official recommendations being made to your management team. Once they have been approved, your fire marshal and their team of wardens will ensure details of the new procedures are cascaded to the rest of your staff.