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.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.
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.
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.