What are Fire Watch Services?

Did You Know: Blackbird Security offers fire watch services to our clients?

In any place of work, there’s a legal and moral obligation to ensure anyone present in the building is adequately protected in the event of a fire. While automated fire systems like smoke alarms and sprinklers play a vital role in this effort, a trained fire watch guard can spot potential fire hazards in advance, saving business and property owners countless time and money by preventing damaging fires. In today’s blog, we want to go in-depth on fire watch security services and how they can protect your business.

What does a Fire Watch Guard do?

Fire watch is a vital security service in which highly trained security guards patrol a property or business and identify fire hazards. This service is a preventative security service where costly fire outbreaks can be prevented before they occur. Areas like construction sites are perfect for fire watch inspections, but they’re also suitable for businesses or properties where the fire alarm system or safety equipment isn’t up to standard.

Other duties of a fire watch security guard include the following:

  • Ensuring all requirements for hazardous materials are followed
  • On-going audits of fire safety equipment
  • Checking the integrity and access to fire exits, walkways and emergency exits
  • Reporting fire safety concerns
  • Facilitating the creation of robust evacuation procedures

Why are Fire Watch Services Important?

The last few years have provided some of the most challenging conditions Canadian businesses have ever operated in. Budgets have never been tighter, and the need to avoid costly accidents has never been greater. Fire watch services are an invaluable security and safety service that help to prevent loss of life, loss of income, and business disruption.

Every business, no matter the industry, will naturally have potential fire sources. These can range from faulty wiring, to cigarettes or kitchen accidents. As businesses look to cut down on risk and prevent disruptions, fire watch security guards are in increasing demand across Canada.

Where are Fire Watch Security Guards Used?

Every business or property is at some risk of fire damage. Enlisting the services of a fire watch security guard can help shrink insurance premiums, increase safety, and demonstrate to staff that you prioritize their welfare. Common places where fire watch security is recommended include:

  • Office buildings
  • Construction sites
  • Hospitals and healthcare facilities
  • Schools and educational settings
  • Manufacturing and industrial
  • Shopping malls and retail
  • Warehouses
  • Concert and exhibition facilities

Here to Help

Blackbird Security is Canada’s number one security company. If you’re looking to upgrade your security services, Contact Us and let’s discuss your unique needs. Here are just some of the ways we can help keep your operation safe and secure:

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