Educating the market
10 April 2019
YOU MAY have a fire detection system that complies, what happens if a fire happens in a roof void, or a compartment where there there is no detector? Firepro's Tony Hanley asked this question to a packed seminar at the Fire Safety Event.
He used a vending machine located in a fire exit as an example. “The machine was selling drinks for £1, but the building damage ended up costing £400,000.”
We need a system that will detect earlier. “Being a director of the FIA and having years of experience, I want to know why the gas industry is well regulated and a plumber needs a gas safe card, but the fire industry does not. Gas kills but fire detection systems do not, is the response we get. It doesn't stack up.”
The FIA is trying to raise the bar and raise industry standards with much harder exams, and Tony wants the industry to support them. “The market needs to be educated,” he added.