Can You Trust Your Fire Safety Engineer?
How do you ensure your fire safety engineer has all the right qualities you can trust?
It’s not an easy task finding a professional and trustworthy fire safety engineer.
The fire security market is extremely competitive. With so much competition for business across the West Midlands, it’s no surprise that some fire alarm and extinguisher companies are slashing their prices and cutting corners – no matter how that compromises the quality of their work.
A trustworthy fire safety engineer will prioritise the safety of your building and its occupants above all else.
We explore some of the key roles and responsibilities crucial when picking the right engineer first time.
What is the main role of a fire engineer?
The main role of a fire protection engineer is to identify hazards and design safeguards to assist in the prevention and mitigation of fires.
Fire engineers work closely with architects, building owners and developers to inspect and evaluate the safety of buildings and develop property protection goals.
What are the key attributes of a trustworthy fire safety engineer?
- Creativity – a good fire safety engineer must be experienced when designing and installing fire and security fittings.They must also have the skills to pioneer and develop advanced equipment and innovative solutions.
- Organised – it’s your fire safety engineer’s responsibility to administer all fire protection policies in an organised manner by preparing detailed plans, strategies and reports.Technical and operational reports – which aim to advise, challenge and propose new ideas – are imperative to ensure that all safety measures are observed. This is key when forecasting and reacting to potential safety risks.
- Mindful – transparency is key. Good communication with your engineer allows you to discuss ideas, ask questions and generate a safety plan which suits you best.It’s vital that your chosen fire safety engineer not only considers your building but also the environment. When sourcing materials for equipment and installing safety systems, such as fire suppression systems and fire alarms, ethical issues and product sustainability should always be considered.
- Knowledgeable – your engineer should be certified and have specialist training which observes a high degree of skill and complies with the current fire safety laws and regulations.Part of a fire safety engineer’s duty is to conduct research into the relationship between ignition sources and materials to develop a strong understanding of what causes fires and how to prevent them.
Engineers must also be able to recognise and predict potential problems – such as water supplies, exit locations, and construction materials – and apply the appropriate level of evaluation for optimum preventive and protective procedures to limit the consequences of fire.
How do I pick the right fire safety service for me?
Make sure that you take the time to research your fire security service. Check out their website, testimonials, engineers and recommendations before commissioning them to safeguard your property.
Check that the promises that they make on their website are echoed in their reviews.
IGNIS is all about a dedicated team of expert fire safety engineers who are devoted to creating safer buildings with complete transparency so we all go home, at the end of the day, with a clear conscience.
Working from our Birmingham office, in the heart of the Midlands, we are proud to create and produce advanced, high-quality and importantly, affordable, safety equipment, including emergency lighting, fire alarms, CCTV cameras and fire extinguishers.
IGNIS provides specialist fire safety and security services across Birmingham, Solihull, West Midlands and beyond.
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