If the recent fire at South Africa’s parliament building has taught the preventative maintenance industry anything, it’s that you can never take the risk of skipping a maintenance job. The day the fire broke out, the sprinklers weren’t activated, and the fire alarm system didn’t work. If the building’s fire safety system had been working, the local fire department would have been alerted sooner to control the fire.
It’s a cautionary tale for all preventative maintenance companies, one that illustrates why your customers’ fire safety systems should always be ready for an emergency. If your company is responsible for fire safety system maintenance and there’s a fire, your client could hold you liable. To reduce the risk of fires and fire damage, you need to stay on top of your preventative maintenance jobs.
We’ve identified some of the benefits of regular fire safety system maintenance for your customers and created an action plan your business can use to manage preventative maintenance jobs successfully.
Keep your customers’ assets and employees safe
A working fire safety system is crucial to keep your customers’ assets and employees safe. Accidents often happen when you least expect it, so your clients can’t go a day without a functioning system. A fire that’s out of control could have profound implications for your customers. Besides the potential damage to their buildings and assets, their employees may get injured. If they have to pay compensation for occupational injuries, they may hold you responsible. To avoid this, check fire safety systems regularly to make sure they’re always working.