Fire Safety Advice for Business Owners / Tenants of Workplaces to consider as they re-open and return-to-work
Fire Doors - The unforeseen risks and potential impacts of wedging open fire doors and/or disabling the fire door closers, increases the risk of fire spread and toxic fire gases and could impact on the means of escape from your premises
Noting - High frequency contact points and the risk of spreading COVID-19 is a clear and present risk in today's workplace with the new normal that must be considered.
There are solutions and measures business owners / managers / employees can take -
- Dis-infecting cleaning,
- Adapted door opening,
- Automated door opening,
- Engineered solutions - HOD - hold-open devices,
- Night-time routine - close all doors as your leave your workplace for the evening - thus if there is an accidental fire event - it should be contained to the room of origin with fire and smoke damage limited.