UK fire safety legislation states that, as an employer, you are responsible for the safety and well-being of their staff. While you can be expected to keep up-to-date on all relevant laws and guidelines, you need someone on your team that is. This is why many businesses hire fire marshals to help keep their team safe.
At Marpol Security, we offer highly-trained and experienced fire marshals to provide their insight and assistance to businesses across Stockport. This includes companies in the surrounding areas like Hazel Grove, Bramhall, Cheadle, Cheadle Hulme Gatley, Reddish, Woodley, Romiley, and beyond.
As Stockport’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.
The key to fire safety is to limit the possibility of a fire breaking out in the first place. Based on their risk assessment, advice from the local fire brigade, and feedback from the staff, our fire marshals will compile a list of recommendations to mitigate against fire risks.
Fire marshals do not work alone. Since they are usually spread over several sites, they rely on local fire wardens within each building to handle day-to-day fire safety concerns. Our fire marshals will train up volunteers, allowing them to be effective in the role. This includes both theoretical and practical training, such as the use of fire safety equipment in the workplace.
A key role for the fire marshal is to put together a safe and effective fire evacuation procedure for staff and visitors. This will be done as part of their initial risk assessment. Once signed off by your management team, they will ensure all their fire wardens are familiar with the new process. It will be their job to cascade this information to the rest of the team and implement the procedures during fire alarms and drills.