The threat of fire is an area of concern for all businesses as a breakout that causes loss of stock, damage to building structure, and even harm to employees can lead to a business being unable to recover. Regardless of sector, a business should make appropriate changes and install equipment, like a fire shutter, that will help prevent spreading should a fire occur and restrict the potential damage. Here are the top three reasons why to have a fire shutter installed at your business’s premises.
The range of fire shutters that we offer form a fire protection barrier that can help prevent the spread of an outbreak for up to 1 to 4 hours depending on the model installed when the door is fully closed. Tested to BS EN 1624-1 and BS 476 Part 22, the range of fire shutters meet the government’s safety standards. The fire shutter can be linked to audio or visual beacon fire alarms so that it closes automatically when a fire is detected by these systems, allowing for premises to stay protected and quickly prevent fires from spreading.
Manufactured from galvanised steel, a fire shutter can also help keep a premises secure when in use, acting as both a visual and physical deterrent. The hardwearing material means that the doors are a durable solution to protecting a premises from the threat of criminal activity and the breakout of fire.
Despite the strength of the fire shutters, it is a legal requirement under the Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005 that companies have the doors regularly checked and maintained, as if not done then a premises insurance may be invalidated along with the building’s fire certification by a local fire officer.
As the doors have dual benefits in both protecting from break-ins and acting as a fire-resistant surface, they are a cost-effective installation for a business. The fire shutters are can be manufactured to meet the specific requirements of your business’s needs, and are electronically operated to allow for quick shutting.
If you would like to know more about the fire shutters that HAG stock, or would like to know more about how HAG’s fire shutter maintenance service can help your business, then please contact a member of our team on 0800 072 3444 or fill out our contact form.
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