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
A transport premises can be many things, whether it’s a train or bus station, a rail tunnel, ferry port or airport it’s essential that fire safety is a top priority. These places commonly hold large numbers of people at any one time and present numerous hazards that need to be effectively managed.
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
Fires only require three things to get started and spread; a source of ignition, fuel and oxygen. The key to effective fire safety is avoiding the possibility of these three things coming together and taking steps to manage high-risk areas.
Identifying potential sources of ignition is a crucial step in preventing a fire. In transport premises, this could mean sources of energy, lighting, exhausts from vehicles, static electricity or mechanical friction, to name just a few. Arson and deliberate fire-raising is another concern. These need to be mapped during a thorough check of the premises.
Fuel sources are also often in abundance at transport facilities, from the modes of transport themselves through to flammable liquids and gases, stored goods and combustible insulation. Our aim is always to ensure ignition points and fuel do not come into contact as the third ingredient for a fire is unavoidable, oxygen.
As previously mentioned, oxygen is unavoidable in most cases, it’s in the air all around us. However, there are additional hazards, most commonly in the form of ventilation systems that can help a fire to spread. Some chemicals can also have oxidising properties that can aid the spread of a fire, as well as stored oxygen, such as medical cylinders if stored on site.
People at risk are defined as those who might go undetected or be unable to evacuate safely in the event of a fire. This includes staff who work in isolation, those unfamiliar with the premises, disabled people, the elderly and children. It’s crucial that a plan is put in place to help these people should an emergency arise.
Walker Fire can help to manage fire safety effectively at all kinds of transport premises through our quality services and products. We can also provide comprehensive training courses for staff to ensure they are aware of how to effectively prevent fire and the actions to be taken should one break out.
The key things to know about fire safety at transport premises are:
- Transport premises often have large numbers of people, many “at risk”.
- Transport premises usually have multiple ignition points, fuel and oxygen risks.
- Walker Fire can help to effectively manage transport premises with our quality services, products and training courses.
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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…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.