Factories and Warehouses

For the most part, factories and warehouses are considered extremely high risk for fires. It’s absolutely essential to ensure that your premises and staff are safe from potential hazards. Walker Fire can help to provide quality products, services and training.

Fire management and prevention

Effective fire safety dictates that to prevent a fire we must first identify potential hazards and risks in the area. A fire needs only three things to get started; an ignition point, fuel and oxygen.

Ignition points could include anything from faulty electricals, lighting, heating sources and even arson. It’s critical that these points are identified so that the potential for a fire can be minimised and often completed negated.

Many items can be considered fuel, such as product packaging, foodstuffs containing sugar and oils, paper products,  furniture, flammable liquids and chemicals, all of which are often found in factories and warehouses. It’s of the utmost importance that a potential ignition point is not allowed to come into contact with potential fuel.

Oxygen is unavoidable, it’s in the air all around us, after all. However, ventilation systems, chemicals with oxidising properties and stored oxygen (for medical or maintenance reasons) can exacerbate the situation and help a fire to spread faster.

People at risk must also be taken into account. This could be anyone who works in isolation, someone with a disability or people unfamiliar with the premises. Anyone who might be vulnerable or unable to evacuate safely in the event of a fire needs to be thought of and a plan in place to help them in case of an emergency.

We supply and maintain quality fire safety products that are rigorously tested and meet the highest standards available. From extinguishers and signage through to suppression systems and alarms.

One of the key components of fire safety is to ensure that your staff know what to do in case of an emergency, Our comprehensive training courses arm your employees with the knowledge and skills that could well save their lives, and the lives of others.

Our fire safety services are so much more than a tick in a box, we offer the peace of mind that everything possible has been done to secure your factory or warehouse from potential fire hazards.

In summary:

The key things to know about fire safety in factories and warehouses are:

  • They are typically extremely high-risk buildings for fires.
  • Most fires occur as a result of unforeseen circumstance or human error.
  • Walker Fire assessors are regularly audited for quality assurance.
  • Our products meet the highest standards and rigorous testing.
  • Comprehensive staff training could save lives.

Fire Extinguisher Supply and Servicing

In many cases, the fire extinguishers on site are the first line of defence in the event of a fire. Let Walker Fire help to ensure you have the right extinguishers in the right places and keep them maintained.

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Comprehensive Fire Training

One of the most important steps in fire safety is ensuring that your staff are well aware of potential risks and able to respond accordingly in the event of a fire. Walker Fire can provide a comprehensive staff training package to ensure this is the case.

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Emergency Lighting Installation and Servicing

In the event of a fire, mains power and lighting will often go down. For this reason, it’s essential that a building has emergency lighting in place to ensure safe evacuation.

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Why choose us?

There are many reasons to choose Walker Fire and our quality first approach to fire safety. We’re passionate about what we do and strive for nothing short of excellence for our clients


We are a BS EN3 ISO 9001 Registered Company and all of our equipment is kite marked to BS EN3.

75 years experience in fire safety

Founded in 1940, we have been providing our quality fire safety services and products ever since.

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We have locations strategically placed throughout the UK to ensure we’re always best placed to serve your needs.

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Don’t just take our word for it

In our 75 year history, we’re lucky to have worked with some fantastic, conscientious companies who are as passionate about fire safety as we are. Read about a small selection of them in our case studies.

They always work in a courteous, respectful and efficient manner whilst maintaining a very competitive price.

East Riding of Yorkshire Council


Back in 2014, East Riding of Yorkshire Council required servicing of their sites and the work was tendered and subsequently awarded to Walker Fire. This included the full servicing of all fire extinguishers and fire safety compliance at each site,…

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