As a responsible employer, it is your duty to protect your staff in the event of a fire. Having qualified fire marshals to fulfil this role for you is a sensible way to keep everybody safe. Acting as safety inspectors, training officers, and advisors, fire marshals ensure each member of your team knows their role and responsibility should a fire break out.
Here at Marpol Security, we placed experienced fire marshals with companies across South West. Businesses in Bristol, Cornwall, Dorset, Devon, Gloucestershire, Somerset, and Wiltshire have benefited from our dependable fire safety solutions.
As the South 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 risk assessment is the first duty fulfilled by one of our fire marshals. It makes sure that your business premises comply fully with the Fire Precautions Act 1971 and all subsequent regulations. Our fire marshals will use this assessment to work out any adjustments that need to be made to your current fire safety arrangements.
As part of their fire risk assessment, our fire marshals will seek to minimise any fire hazards, or remove them completely. This may include liaising with the local fire department for advice and guidance, or recommending improvements like emergency lighting to your management team.
In addition to checking your existing procedures, our fire marshals will ensure that your in-house fire wardens are properly trained for their role. This will include handling fire safety equipment, understanding their role during an evacuation, and running practice fire drills.
Ensuring that they know what to do in the event of a fire is key to keeping your staff and visitors safe. Our experienced fire marshals will put together the safest evacuation route as they work through their risk assessment. This can then be cascaded through management and your own fire wardens to your front-line staff. Our fire marshal will then see to it that regular fire drills are enacted throughout the year, to ensure that your employees are fully aware of the relevant evacuation procedures.