Now that 2020 is behind us, many building managers and owners have come to realize that they failed to maintain the fire safety system in the commercial or residential buildings they are responsible for. This can have devastating consequences. Outdated fire equipment can fail during a fire causing damages, injuries, and possibly the loss of lives. The legal consequences are just as disastrous so are the possible fines from government safety inspections.
Today is a new day and our team can help you bring your entire safety system up to date efficiently and quickly.
New safety issues due to imposed business restrictions
In addition to having missed routine safety checks of fire equipment, new situations caused by the Coronavirus pandemic has created new fire safety issues. One of them is the use of outdoor heaters for restaurants, gyms, and other types of businesses that had been forced to conduct their business outdoor. Propane and electrical patio heaters have their own set of safety challenges.
Many restaurants were forced to serve clients and use outdoor heaters as temperatures decreased. It is of the utmost importance to read all safety requirements provided by the manufacturer because each product is different. You should always have the proper clearance and ventilation around the heater. Knowing how to properly turn off and store the heater after it is not needed is also very important. Propane patio heaters have cylinders that typically should not be stored inside a building and should be placed away from all doorways. Electrical heaters have their own requirements related to their wiring, clearances, and maintenance procedures.
The outdoor heaters are just one example of new fire safety concerns that the COVID-19 pandemic has created. As always, we are happy to help you.