Most people are familiar with commercial roller shutters. You regularly see them being opened and closed to reveal the shop windows on the High Street. They protect the glass from being attacked by thieves and vandals.
But, inside a commercial property, there can be another use for them... When your Fire Risk Assessment says you need fire-rated roller shutters.
The Fire Safety Order
requires the appointment of a Responsible Person
to ensure there is adequate fire protection in every non-domestic premises in the UK.
This Responsible Person
is usually the business owner or, for schools
, the head teacher. They must ensure that there is an up to date Fire Risk Assessment. And that everything highlighted has been addressed completely. If not, they could be prosecuted, fined and even imprisoned!
When people think of Fire Doors, they usually think of solid doors that open on a hinge. But Fire Roller Shutters and Fire Curtains can also be a vital part of the Fire Stopping process. They prevent the spread of smoke and fire in a building. By blocking off doorways and windows where a hinged Fire Door is not an option.
Often, your FRA will say that Fire Roller Shutters or Fire Curtains need to be integrated with your Fire Alarm System to shut automatically in the event of a fire
Regulations change over the years, but one thing remains the same. A serious fire can have real implications - both emotional and financial.
Blake Fire & Security Systems have a long and distinguished track record of installing, commissioning and maintaining Fire Roller Shutters and Fire Curtains. From our HQ in Southend, we're proud to keep businesses safe across Essex, London and the South East.
It’s critical you use an established, competent company to install your Roller Shutters, Fire Roller Shutters and Fire Curtains. And that’s where Blake’s come in...