Fire protection is such a crucial issue for any business that it’s essential to make sure you’re working with the right provider. A reliable fire protection company will be able to help your business make the decisions and preparations that could save lives. So, what do you need to look for when searching for a reliable fire protection company?
Accreditation is very important
Third party accreditation provides an independent assessment of the standards and quality of work that a fire protection company can deliver. Working with an accredited partner provides the peace of mind of knowing that certain requirements are being met, whether those requirements are set out in a scheme document or BS / EN / ISO Standard.
High quality standards
The investment you make in fire protection for your business could one day be responsible for saving people’s lives. That’s why it’s so important to work with a fire protection company with high quality standards. Accreditation is always a useful indicator of quality, as are reviews from other clients and industry reputation.
A focus on installation
The quality of installation will have an impact on how effective fire protection measures really are. Fire protection materials can only reach their full potential if they have been properly tested and installed. Poor installation may mean a drop in fire resistance or fire protection that is just not effective at all. As well as the installation itself it’s also important to ensure that the team you work with understands how to handle the materials that are used in this very specific industry.
Providing a professional fire protection service requires specialist expertise and a wealth of experience. The level of staff training and the skills and experience that the team has will have a big impact on the quality of the end service you receive. This is especially so when it comes to the issue of installation, which should only be carried out by trained specialists. If you’re working with an accredited fire protection company then you have a guarantee that staff have received a certain level of training.
Companies that check their own work
Another benefit of an accredited fire protection company is the checks and balances that exist to ensure that work has been properly carried out. These are often required as part of an accreditation scheme and are designed to monitor the process of installation. The end result is that every measure in place has been correctly installed and properly tested to ensure that it works.
A willingness to be transparent
When it comes to something like fire protection, track record can be important. You may want to see what type of businesses a fire protection company has worked with before and what kind of results they have achieved. Look for an organisation with a transparent structure that allows you to see a range of work history and a chain of traceability via sources such as audits and business records.
Finding the right fire protection company to partner with can ensure that your fire protection measures are reliable and that you’re getting a return on your investment. If you’d like to find out more about how we could help you please get in touch.