A fire watch guard performs an important task in providing early warning for fires that may be occurring in the workplace. A fire watch guard is to prevent and reduce the damage that a fire may cause by conducting regular checks to look for potential signs of malfunction and to also assess whether your current anti-fire apparatus is fully functional. Fire watch guards offer full support and guidance to companies experiencing problems with their current fire alarm system and those who want to add a second layer of protection to their property.
Fire watch guards are designed specifically to fit alongside your existing fire alarm system. They will automatically detect any increase in smoke or fire smoke and activate your existing system. A fire alarm company will then send a marshal immediately to your workplace to investigate the situation. If they determine that there is a serious fire emergency occurring then the marshal may require you to leave your premises, he will then instruct emergency services personnel and you will be taken to the nearest medical facility.
Fire watch guards are designed to be placed at high points where they are likely to be noticed by potential fires. They will also offer the best level of protection from electrical fires as they are designed with an extra layer of protection between you and your fire alarms. The highest rated guards are linked to a telephone connection which means if you have a fire alarm connected to one of these guards, trained emergency services personnel will be immediately notified of any problems. You may even choose to have a signal monitored if you are comfortable with this added level of security.
Fire Watch Guards should always be installed in areas that have the potential for frequent access. This will ensure that business owners are able to identify any potential hazards in the early stages of an outbreak. Business owners need to be aware of the fact that the fires that break out are usually the result of a ‘break in sequence’ – this means that multiple fires are started by a single spark. It is not uncommon for businesses to lose hundreds of thousands of pounds worth of stock due to these sort of fires.
Fire watch guards are often available to be hired on a daily basis or in certain times of the year. Depending on the size of your business and the type of security services you offer, it can be worthwhile hiring one of these guards on a weekly basis. You should always try to hire a guard that is close by to your premises as it will help to reduce the amount of trips that you need to make to identify any potential hazards. You can either hire one of these guards to patrol around your premises, or you can engage the services of professional crime scene cleaners to do the job for you.
The cost of hiring fire watch guards can vary, depending on the size of business and the type of security services you offer. Generally speaking the cost of hiring one of these guards will be around five hundred pounds per day. As they are usually on call 24 hours a day, the majority of companies will opt to pay this price. The cost of hiring one of these guards to monitor your premises can also vary depending on their experience, the number of stations they monitor and the level of equipment they possess. Experienced guards may be able to work in and around the clock without being noticed, while new guards may not have access to all the tools of the trade available to them. If you want to ensure that all your staff are safe during all types of fire emergencies then you should always hire fire watch guards that are professionally trained, certified and have the latest equipment.