Protecting your staff and your property in the event of a fire is a key role for any employer. Fire marshals fulfil this duty for you, acting as inspectors, training officers, and advisors. They ensure that everyone in your company knows what to do should a fire break out.
At Marpol Security, we have provided highly-trained and experienced fire marshals to businesses across the North West. This includes companies in Cheshire, Cumbria, Greater Manchester, Lancashire, and Merseyside. Wherever you’re based, you can benefit from our extensive fire safety measures.
As the North West’s leading provider of fire marshals and fire warden solutions, we have much to offer companies in the region. Here are some of the services we provide:
A central part of the fire marshal’s role is to perform a fire risk management assessment. This ensures that your building complies with the Fire Precautions Act 1971 and subsequent fire safety legislation. From this initial assessment, they will be able to determine the steps you need to take to minimise the risk of fire in the workplace.
The fire marshal is also responsible for removing or limited potential fire hazards. They will check existing signage, ensure that emergency lighting is in good working order, and liaise with the local fire service to determine and further measures they should be taking.
As experienced fire safety experts, our fire marshals will ensure that your own fire wardens are fully-trained for their role. This will include running fire drills, practising with fire safety equipment, and understanding the evacuation procedures in full.
In the event of a fire, your staff and visitors need to know what to do next. Our fire marshals will work out the safest and most effective evacuation route as part of their risk assessment. This will be passed onto management and relayed to your team of fire wardens. The fire marshal will ensure that dummy-runs and fire drills are performed at regular points throughout the year to keep all members of staff familiar with the evacuation procedures.