4 Things A Fire Protection Engineer Can Do For Your Restaurant


The threat of a fire destroying the business that you have worked so hard to create is always a concern, but in the restaurant business, this kind of threat is even bigger than usual. At any given time in a restaurant, there could be open flames, hot oil, grease, and many other opportunities for a fire to get started. One of the most important things you can do to protect the livelihood of your business is to schedule a consultation with a fire protection engineer. During your consultation, this highly trained professional will be able to give you great insight. Here are a few things a fire protection engineer will do for your restaurant business.

They will assess the fire detection system you have in place.

Smoke detectors and other fire detection systems you have in place serve the vital role of alerting everyone in the building in the event of a fire. The fire protection engineer will take a look at what you already have and help you implement anything that is missing.

They will ensure you have active fire protection. 

Active fire protection may be in the form of fire suppression systems, such as ceiling-mounted fire sprinklers or Ansul systems over your frying areas. The professional who comes to do your consultation will ensure you have an active fire protection system in place and may even perform tests to ensure the system is properly functioning.

They will give you a detailed fire risk analysis overall. 

They will give you materials to properly educate employees about fire emergencies. Keeping your employees educated about what to do in the event of a fire could help for a few different reasons, including:

  • your employees will know how to safely exit the building in a fire and help your patrons out as well
  • your employees will know what they can do to extinguish a fire in its beginning phases
  • your employees will know whether a fire is something they will be able to extinguish or whether they should get out

They will help you implement safeguards to prevent fires from occurring.

Through the eyes of a fire protection engineer, everything within your restaurant will be assessed as a fire risk. The professional will take a look at your kitchen area, storage areas, and even dining areas and the exterior of your building and its surroundings and then give you a detailed assessment of your risks of fire. This information can help you see where improvements could be made to prevent problems. 


10 August 2016

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