Regular maintenance and testing of fire protection systems is very important for safety. There are a couple of main reasons why this is true, and that is what we are going to talk about in today’s blog article.
Does It Work?
The first reason why you have to maintain and test your fire protection systems is a question of whether it will work or not when you need the most: in case of fire. The only way to know if something works as it in intended is to test it and see if it works. Equipment like pumps and sprinklers and fire extinguishers need maintenance and pressure checks.
No matter how sophisticated your system is, if you do not maintain it and test it regularly, then you will never know if the equipment will perform as expected, when lives hang in the balance.
Does Everyone Know Their Role?
The next major reason to maintain and test everything is because of the human element. Maintaining and testing equipment will also force you to review your whole protection plan as well as system.
It is super important, in case of emergency, that all the key players know exactly what they are supposed to do and in what order. Fire protection systems and plans have to change or expand as businesses change or expand. The only way to know if your plan works is to test it, review it, and edit it as needed.
The lives of your employees depend on your fire protection systems and plans. This is why most businesses hire professionals to design them. If you need help with your fire protection system or plan in BC, then call us at (604) 232-3473.