Building regulations require property owners to install and have fire protection system that is fully operational. Such a system ensures that in the event of a fire in your property an alert is given to take the relevant action. The fire system saves on the risk of property damage and experiencing losses. It is vital to ensure that this system is working well. What happens in the event there is a malfunction, or the system is down then the property will be susceptible to fire. This is where the need to have fire watch guards to patrol your property becomes necessary.
Fire Watch Guards
Fire watch guards are trained professionals who are equipped to offer services of patrolling a property to keep an eye and prevent fires from happening and watch out for signs of fire. They ensure that the properties walkways and exit routes remain clear, identify and report any safety concerns and document all patrols. Fire Watch Guards will also sound an alert in the case of a fire and contact the local fire department.
Furthermore, they can provide inspection into your property to ensure that you meet the fire code regulations and are up to date with any new laws. This helps to avoid fines and fees that may be charged if one fails an inspection check.
Checking on the licensing of the fire watch company is vital. Verify they have the required documentation to offer this service. With a license, the client is guaranteed the company has met the needed requirements to operate.
Training and qualification
The fire watch company should have qualified, trained staff who are equipped and able to respond to situations to prevent fires. They should have knowledge about fire hazards, types of fire like electrical and gas, signs of smoke and how to respond to emergency situations.
Consider the staffing
The company needs to have sufficient staff to be deployed and to handle patrols at the required times. Some states have specific requirements for fire guard to patrol at designated times, at other times the client with advice from the firm will determine what the schedule of the gaurds depends on their circumstances. Furthermore, the period the service will be provided will depend on how long the problem one has with their fire system will take to be resolved. Some states will require a fire marshal to inspect the system before the fire watch guard service ends.
Finally, it is vital for the fire watch guard company to have insurance. The policy should also cover you as a client under the liability insurance policy.