A key responsibility for any employer is making sure that their staff are safe in the event of a fire. This involves having a dedicated fire marshal in place to draw up an effective fire safety plan for staff and management to follow.
At Marpol Security, we provide fully-trained and qualified fire marshals to businesses across the South East region. With decades of combined experience in both fire safety and security, they are a worthwhile addition to any company in Buckinghamshire, East Sussex, Hampshire, Kent, Oxfordshire, Surrey, and West Sussex.
As the South East’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:
Upon arrival at your company, our fire marshal’s first duty will be to perform a detailed fire risk management assessment. This looks at your existing fire safety procedures and identifies any areas in which your workplace fails to meet the regulations laid down in the Fire Precautions Act 1971.
With their assessment and subsequent report completed, your fire marshal will liaise with your employees, management team, and the local fire department to out together an effective fire prevention strategy for the company.
In addition to maintaining a safe working environment for your staff and visitors, a fire marshal is also responsible for training up fire wardens from among your employees. They will handle day-to-day fire safety on the site, as the fire marshal will be working for several companies in the area. Their training will include evacuation procedures, as well as the use of fire safety equipment, including extinguishers and fire blankets.
The initial risk assessment undertaken by your fire marshal will, of course, include a review of your company’s existing fire evacuation procedures. Any adjustments that they deem necessary will be made and cascaded to the rest of your employees via the fire wardens. Our fire marshals will also arrange for regular fire drills to be run, so your team fully understand their responsibilities in the event of an actual fire.