In a retail business, providing excellent customer service is important to the success of your business. Excellent customer service includes helping them find the product they want, but it also means promoting their safety and wellbeing. One great way to improve the safety of your customers is to have a fire protection system installed in your retail facility.
Fire Protection Systems
Making sure your facility is equipped with the right fire protection system will improve the safety and help protect your inventory during a fire.
- Fire Alarms – Fire alarms are very important in retail stores. If you have a large store, you must have a fire alarm system that will alert customers who are in all parts of the store that there is a fire. You may also want to consider fire alarm monitoring for your store in case a fire breaks out at night when no one is around. Fire alarm monitoring systems will alert the fire department that there is a fire at your facility, even if no one is around to call 911.
- Fire Sprinkler Systems – Fire sprinkler systems are an important to protect the safety of the customers and prevent extensive damage to inventory. When heat from a fire activates a sprinkler system, it will release water onto the flames to prevent the fire from spreading.
- Fire Extinguishers – Fire extinguishers should be placed throughout the store, especially near flammable products. Depending on the materials present, you may need different types of fire extinguishers. In most cases, ABC fire extinguishers will be adequate because they put out fires from flammable liquids, electronic equipment, and burning paper or plastic. Make sure your staff are trained on how to use fire extinguishers, so they can use them if a small fire breaks out.
Inspections & Testing
Regular inspection and testing of your fire protection systems are necessary in a retail store. If your fire alarm or fire sprinkler systems are not working properly, it can have devastating consequences during a fire. Inspecting and testing your systems will also help your business comply with fire code so you can avoid costly fines. Many fire protection companies will provide regular inspection and testing of your systems with minimal disruption to your business.
Fire Protection for the Retail Industry
Ellis Fire can provide fire protection systems to your retail facility. We can design and install a fire protection system that will improve life safety and prevent damage to merchandise. We also are able to provide fire protection services including inspections, testing, repairs, and 24-hour emergency services. Ellis Fire serves customers throughout New England and New York. Contact us today to learn more about installing a fire protection system in your retail store.