As an employer, you are responsible for the ongoing health and safety of your team, including their safety in the event of a fire. In order to do this, you will need the assistance of a fully-trained and experienced fire marshal. Their role is to ensure you keep up-to-date with the latest fire safety legislation, and that your building and staff are equipped in the event of a fire breaking out.
Marpol Security supplies qualified fire marshals to businesses across Preston. This includes those in Ashton-on-Ribble, Bamber Bridge, Barton, Broughton, Chorley, Clayton Brook, Cottam, Euxton, Farington, Fulwood, Grimsargh, Haighton, Ingol and Tanterton, Lea, Leyland, Lostock Hall, Penwortham, Ribbleton, South Ribble, Tardy Gate, Walton Summit, Walton-le, and beyond.
As Preston’s leading provider of fire marshals and fire warden solutions, we have much to offer companies across the city. Here are some of the services we provide:
Our fire marshal’s first job is to perform a full fire safety risk assessment at your property. This will be thorough examination of the building, taking in existing measures, and highlighting any key areas of risk. From this assessment, they will compile a detailed report with their recommendations.
Using their risk assessment report as a foundation, your fire marshal will consult with your management team, your staff, and the local fire department to come up with practical and effective ways to minimise fire risks in the workplace.
Each fire marshal is responsible for several buildings in the Preston area and cannot be everywhere at once. Part of their duties is to train up volunteers from your workforce as in-house fire wardens. They will be responsible for day-to-day fire safety in the building, including running fire drills and ensuring staff are evacuating properly in the event of a fire. They will also be trained to use standard fire safety equipment, such as extinguishers and fire blankets.
One of our fire marshal’s most important jobs is to arrange safe and effective procedures for evacuating the building in the event of fire. This normally forms part of their initial fire risk assessment and will require signing off from your management team. For their part, the fire marshal will cascade the new information to your staff, with the help of their appointed fire wardens.