Well maintained fire compartments are a key element in the fire safety of buildings, but they are often breached by the introduction of mechanical, electrical, and I.T. services. Defects can stay hidden away, typically in ceiling voids and riser cupboards, until a fire occurs when the problem becomes all too apparent.
In a fire situation the smallest defect can become a route for the spread of smoke and flame, not only endangering lives but also the property and lifeblood of an organisation. It is a chilling fact that statistically if you have a fire you are likely to be bankrupt within three years due to the disruption and mayhem that follows. Under new legislation, The Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005, the onus is now on Premises Managers to arrange for competent persons to undertake fire safety assessments of their buildings.
Checkmate has a menu of services available to ensure that the integrity of fire compartments in your building is maintained. From our offices in Yorkshire and Essex we provide a complete package of competitively priced fire protection solutions, offering a range of survey, design and installation services that can be tailored to your needs.
If you are responsible for the fire safety of a building, contact Checkmate Fire . . . for your future peace of mind!