Fire can and does destroy businesses. Protecting yourself, your people, and your business in the event of a fire is vital. The fire alarms Edinburgh businesses invest in can be the difference between survival and real disaster. We specialise in supporting business across Edinburgh and Scotland with their fire safety equipment and this includes fire alarms.
With a growing amount of electrical equipment in use and stored in all types of properties, the risk of fire increases. As a result, it is vital that you are aware of the potential fire risks to your building. Having the right fire alarms ensures your Edinburgh business is safe and you can react quickly in the event of fire.
The History of Fire Alarms
The first fire alarms were simply bells rung to sound the alarm and warn the community. By the 1800s fire alarms had developed further and people used bell towers in urban areas to warn of nearby fires. When the telegraph system developed, it was also used to help raise alarm if a fire happened. It was possible to quickly get a message to nearby fire stations.
The first electric fire alarm systems came into use in the last 19th century. They initially used thermostat technology and would go off at a certain heat. They have since developed and ensure thousands of lives are saved each year.
Prioritizing Fire Safety
Scottish law states that all homes in Scotland must have interlinked fire alarms. Similar laws apply to business and it is vital that your fire alarms are effective to save lives. Similarly, all business owners must protect anyone in contact with their premises from the risk of fire. The Fire (Scotland) Act 2005 legislates this. Businesses must have the correct fire safety equipment and it is also mandatory that fire risk assessments are regularly undertaken. We can help you with all aspects of your business’ fire safety.
1st Choice Fire Protection for Fire Alarms Edinburgh
At 1st Choice Fire Protection, we specialise in the fire alarms Edinburgh businessowners, and residents need. We will work with you to find the right system for your premises and ensure it functions effectively for your needs.
As well as supplying your fire alarms, our experienced engineers will install and test the equipment. This ensures it is properly fitted and functions properly.
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