Fire Safety at Home

The home is one of the most neglected areas when it comes to fire safety. All too often, homeowners have not installed even the basics, such as fire detectors or alarms. Is your home completely undefended against fire or smoke? In order to properly protect a home, and make sure that the residents would be safe in the event of a fire, you should consider having a fire risk assessment done by Fire and Electrical Safety Ltd.

The assessment will look at three main areas. The inspector conducting the assessment will firstly check the main fire risks within the home, including appliances, wiring and potential threats inside the home. They will then make sure that the homeowners have a plan to prevent these risks, or reduce them in the future. The inspector will also work with the residents to ensure that there is an effective escape plan in the event of fire. The latter will include checking smoke detectors and fire alarms.

The inspector will conduct a thorough check of the property, making a note of escape routes. They will also look at any smoke detectors which are currently present in the home. They may take down fire alarms, and check for dust and debris laying on the surface of the alarm. This can prevent the proper detection of smoke or heat, and may prevent the alarm from being sounded.

The fire risk inspector will work with the residents to ensure that the home is properly protected. They may want to ensure that the homeowners remove electrical equipment which is not up to standard, or take away furnishings which pose a fire risk. They may also remove alarms which no longer comply with safety standards, and replace them with devices which work effectively. All of this is designed to ensure that the home is properly protected against fire. Call us today to book an appointment for your assessment.