Places of Assembly

There are many buildings, small and large, that can be classified as a place of assembly, such as public houses, clubs, village halls, churches, sports stadiums and shopping centres. Many of these contain a large number of people at any one time, as well as numerous potential hazards and risks, classed as places of assembly.

Read on to find out more about our products and services available to places of Assembly.

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

The key principles of effective fire safety are to identify potential hazards and risks and take steps to prevent them, as well as creating a plan for people at risk. A fire only needs three things to start and spread; ignition, fuel and oxygen.

Ignition points in a place of assembly can be incredibly varied depending on the function of the building. Commonly they could include cooking equipment in kitchens, smokers materials, electrical faults, lighting and heating sources. Each of these needs to be mapped and assessed to ensure they aren’t a risk to starting a fire.

There are also a large number of items that could be considered fuel in places of assembly, such as flammable liquids, chemicals and gases, as well as packaging, paper, textiles and furniture. The list goes on and on. If a potential fuel source is incorrectly stored too close to a potential ignition point, the result can be devastating.

Oxygen is, of course, everywhere in the air around us. However, this can be exacerbated by modern ventilation systems, as well as some oxidising chemicals and perhaps stored oxygen if any is kept on site.

Places of assembly by their very nature typically contain a large number of people, many of which could be considered “at risk”. This includes disabled people, the elderly, children and anyone else who could have trouble evacuating in the event of a fire. It’s essential that a plan is put in place to ensure these people are able to safely evacuate.

Walker Fire have a range of services and products that can help to ensure your place of assembly is as safe as possible from a potential fire breakout. We also provide comprehensive training courses to ensure staff know what steps to take to prevent a fire and what action to take in an emergency.

In summary:

The key things to know about fire safety in places of assembly are:

  • Places of assembly typically contain lots of people, many “at risk”.
  • Places of assembly often have numerous ignition and fuel risks.
  • Places of assembly are often large buildings.
  • Walker fire can help with our quality services, products and training.  

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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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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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