The potential consequences of failing to plan properly are difficult to estimate. According to a recent article "there were 17 deaths and 1,083 casualties resulting from fires in non-domestic buildings in the UK in the year 2013-2014. The preservation of life has to be the most important motivation but there are also financial costs to consider in terms of property and assets. According to figures from 2008, the cost of commercial fire damage in the UK was £865m"
Even London’s flagship shopping centre, Westfield in Stratford, for example, suffered a bomb scare in September 2014, which caused all staff and visitors to be evacuated.
UK figures show that there were 22,200 fires in non-domestic buildings in 2013-14.
Office Compliance Management’s head of account management said - " Compliance doesn’t have to be difficult or time consuming, that’s why we step in and help our clients make the compliance process easier, more cost effective and reliable. Having an up to date fire risk assessment and making sure you have enough fire wardens on site will help protect your business, and most importantly the people within it.
If people know what to do in the event of a fire it can have a huge impact on minimising the damage caused to the business and also loss of life"
To find out more about fire warden training please get in touch or see our page on fire warden training