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.

Read on for more information about our products and services available for owners of factories and warehouses.

As one of the leading fire safety solution providers, we pride ourselves on our ability to provide exceptional products, training and services for businesses of all kinds. We have branches located across the UK to ensure our customers get the benefits of a nationwide operation, but with the advantages of an outstanding local service.

We have 3rd party accreditation on all our fire safety related disciplines, this offers our customers peace of mind that we are the true professionals in the industry. BAFE being on one the most recognised for fire related disciplines.

Our services include; Fire Risk AssessmentsEmergency LightingSafety SignageDry Risers and hydrantsFire ExtinguishersFixed SuppressionFire Alarms and Fire Training 

Within our Group of Companies we have specialist security teams that can assist with CCTV, Intruder Alarms and Access control.

Please contact us to find out more and to book a free site survey 

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. Fire extinguishers are a vital element of the health and safety of people in and around a building. They need to work every time, without fail. Using a professional installation and maintenance team is key…

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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. Providing your team with Fire Training is a great way of doing this.  Walker Fire provide a comprehensive staff training package to ensure this…

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Emergency Lighting Installation and Servicing

In the event of a fire, mains power and lighting will often go down. Therefore, it’s essential that a building has emergency lighting in place to ensure safe evacuation. Why is it important? There are many dangers in an emergency. For instance, the threat of people not being able to find their way out of…

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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.

Local to you

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.

University of Huddersfield


The Results Gary Wood from the University of Huddersfield said the following about Walker Fire “The relationship throughout, continues to be extremely positive, both in terms of the engineers delivering on-site service and head office colleagues for administrative matters. The positivity ensures all aspects of the services Walker Fire provide to the University are delivered and received as smoothly as possible.”

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