What not to do
We have shown some of the areas that we see often -please check your own to ensure that you are not doing something dangerous.
Fire extinguishers need to be easily accessible. Seconds count in a fire!
I am sure everyone has seen this one countless times; fire door held open by a fire extinguisher. When two (2) doors and two (2) extinguishers are involved, it is not unusual for the extinguisers to be put back in the wrong place; i.e. under the wrong signage for the type and use.
Covering a smoke / heat detector often stops it going off accidently, unfortunately, it also stops it going off when there is a fire! Investigate the cause of the false alarm and have it fixed before it is too late.
Trades people often put these up to prevent false alarms, however, they often forget to remove them afterwards. Always have a good check round to ensure all systems are fully operational.
Spot the call point?
An emergency exit door needs to be operational. Regularly check push bars / pads for signs of wear and tear. Have them repaired or replaced as necessary.
Imagine how far this fire could have spread with the fire doors propped open…… Fire doors only work when they are closed.