Our Approach to Fire Safety as Providers of Commercial Building Management Services
It goes without saying that fire prevention management is a critical aspect of facilities management and should be taken very seriously. As a building owner, it’s your responsibility to make sure the right strategy is in place as the safety of your building’s tenants, residents and stakeholders should always be paramount. A good fire prevention plan, implemented by whoever provides you with commercial building management services, focuses on two main areas – eliminating risks (anything that could cause a fire, including electrical issues) and preparing for the event of an unexpected fire. All good building management and maintenance companies will adhere to this.
How is this done? Your facilities management team will focus on installing smoke detectors and alarms in accordance with Australian Fire Protection Standards. As part of the facility management services they are delivering, our team will also make sure the adequate number of fire hose reels and fire hydrants are accessible and in a visual position in your building in case of an emergency. The proper installation of automated sprinkler systems, exit signs and lighting is crucial too, as is having a standby power system in place.
The ongoing maintenance of fire prevention equipment is also top of the list for the CGS Facilities Management team. This includes inspecting smoke detectors and alarms and fire extinguishers, as well as checking exit signage and lighting to make sure they are working. All commercial building management services teams should be on the lookout for new threats to fire safety too. This could include overgrown flammable vegetation or trees and shrubs that have grown too close to the building, as well as debris on the roof and in the gutters. In addition to this, the NSW Rural Fire Service recommends the following when it comes to fire prevention maintenance, and we certainly have these covered amongst our highly trained building management and maintenance crew. We can also organise and liaise with superior tradespeople to implement larger repairs.
- Clean your gutters of leaves and twigs
- Install metal gutter guards
- Repair damaged or missing tiles on the roof
- Install fine metal mesh screens on windows and doors
- Fit seals around doors and windows to eliminate gaps
- Repair or cover gaps in external walls
- Keep lawns short and gardens well maintained – find out more about our landscaping facility management services
- Cut back trees and shrubs overhanging buildings
- Clean up fallen leaves, twigs and debris around the property
By having a solid plan in place, our experienced facilities management professionals can assure all stakeholders that everything has been done to mitigate risk. And in the event of a fire? Strategies and equipment are in place to ensure the safety of those in and around the building.
As always, if you have specific questions around commercial building management services, facility management services or general building management and maintenance, please reach out to our friendly team over on our contact page. And we’re not just experts on fire safety and hazard and disaster prevention. We cover all things facilities management – commercial cleaning and landscaping, commercial facility maintenance and security facility management. Check out all of our solutions.