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…Read more
Offices and Shops
Fire safety in offices and shops is critical as these environments often present a significant risk to life should an outbreak occur. Owners and managers have a duty of care to protect customers and employees from potential hazards. Walker Fire can help to assure this through our informative services, comprehensive training and quality products.
Read on to find out more about our products and services available to offices and shops.
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.
Within our Group of Companies we have specialist security teams that can assist with CCTV, Intruder Alarms and Access control.
Fire management and prevention
Fire safety works on the basic principle of identifying hazards and risks and taking steps to avoid them. Fire only needs three things to start; an ignition point, fuel and oxygen.
Offices and shops present numerous potential points of ignition, each of which needs to be identified and assessed to ensure it’s safe. These could include faulty electrical equipment, smoking materials, lighting and even arson.
Any flammable materials must also be accounted for to ensure they are stored correctly and most importantly away from any potential points of ignition. Cleaning materials, decorating equipment, product packaging, paper and soft furnishings are all commonly found in offices and shops, for example.
Oxygen is in the air all around us and for the most part unavoidable. However, ventilation systems can exacerbate the situation and certain chemicals can also have an oxidising effect that helps a fire to spread.
As previously mentioned, one of the most critical components of fire safety in these environments is identifying people at risk and creating a plan to account for their safety. This could include people with disabilities, those who work alone or isolated, elderly customers or children who would find it difficult to evacuate in an emergency.
Our services, training and products can help to ensure your premises have been thoroughly evaluated and all risks and hazards managed to create a safer all around environment for staff and customers, as well as protecting your business’s assets.
Our highly skilled team of assessors are regularly audited for quality assurance purposes and each has the knowledge and skills that could save lives. Get the peace of mind that your office or shop is as safe as can be from potential fire hazards.
Comprehensive thorough fire risk assessments are the foundation of any fire safety project. Therefore, it’s essential as a starting point in order to accurately map the road to a safer environment and provide detailed recommendations. Nothing successful ever started without a plan, and a Fire Risk Assessment is just that. However, in order to understand…Read more
The provision and maintenance of suitable fire detection equipment is required by The Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005. Don’t be caught out when you need it most. We offer Fire Alarm system installation, maintenance and commissioning throughout the UK. Our 3rd party certification means you have peace of mind that we are competent and…Read more
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.
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.