What is a Security Risk Assessment and How can it Help Residential Areas?

If you’re planning to remodel or renovate your property to put it up for sale, you’re probably looking for ways to increase its value. Unfortunately, most homeowners focus on the exterior and the interior on a surface level (pun not intended!)

To increase property value, you need to make sure your house is safe for future residents. For this, you need to follow a strict Security Risk Assessment.

But what exactly is Security Risk Assessment and how can it help residential areas?

 

What is Security Risk Assessment?

This test is conducted to identify potential fire hazards and to prevent fire damage. It involves creating a detailed plan to prevent fires.

In June 2021, there were 149,779 fire incidents reported in the UK. Although this is a four percent decrease from a few years ago, we still have a long way to go. The same report shows that there were 249 fire-related fatalities in June 2021.

So, how can a Security Risk Assessment help?

 

It Will Identify Fire Hazards  

The amount of damage fire does to a building depends on a few factors—the type of building it is and the type of fire. There are five different types of fire hazards:

  • Class A: solid materials such as wood or paper, fabric, and some types of plastics
  • Class B: liquids or gas such as alcohol, ether, gasoline, or grease
  • Class C: electrical failure from appliances, electronic equipment, and wiring
  • Class D: metallic substances such as sodium, titanium, zirconium, or magnesium
  • Class K: grease or oil fires specifically from cooking

 

Identify People at Risk

Certain people are more at risk when it comes to fire fatalities than others. Children, the elderly, and special needs individuals need more help than others. If you have vulnerable people in the family, it’s time to carve out an evacuation plan that works best for them.

Emergency exists, special floor planning, and removing any obstacles that can make it difficult for them to escape. Practice evacuation at least once or twice a week with them so they know what to do in case of fire.

 

Install a Water Misting System

In case of emergency, it’s good to take precautions. Installing a water misting system can help prevent fire damage and fatalities. This is because water misting systems are designed to automatically activate when they sense smoke and heat.

The system will spray water in the form of a super fine mist which smothers the fire and removes the oxygen from within. This allows individuals enough time to escape without any harm and call the fire department.

Therefore, it’s very important to find a water mist company that is trustworthy and provides exceptional services.

This is where we come in. We’re a leading water misting company in the UK. We are the child company of IPH Mist Suppression, which is known for providing state-of-the-art fire safety products.

You can count on us to offer a free consultation, design and quote for your property. If agreed, our Water Mist System company will then instal and maintain the system on an annual basis ensuring the system always remains fully operational. Water mist system finance is also available for those that need it.

Contact us to get a free quote today!

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