Over the last four years, there has been a spike in fires on construction sites.
It’s important that the industry acts swiftly to minimise risks to sites, improve construction fire safety and more importantly, protect workers. The solution? Investment into wireless technology. Our Product Development Director, Bradley Markham, shares his thoughts.
There are around 11 construction fires every day – it may seem like a small number, but in reality, that’s potentially hundreds of workers’ lives that are at risk every day.
In a recent 10-year period, statistics from insurance companies show that there were 108 major fires on construction sites, costing the insurers – and therefore costing construction companies around £187.3m.
The law in the UK now stipulates that every business must have an appropriate fire detection system in place. Failure to comply could lead to serious fines or even worse – site closure, damaging the reputation of a business in its tracks.
Of all the fire safety products on the market, reliable fire alarms are the first critical step in alerting people of the danger and saving lives in the event of a fire. However, more companies need to switch to wireless technology if they want to enhance safety on site.
Many companies are still choosing traditional wired fire safety equipment to protect their site but choosing a wireless fire alarm system has heaps of benefits:
Revolutionising fire safety with wireless technology
Providing comprehensive fire safety protection through a fully linked network of detectors and call points, wireless fire alarm systems provide the most effective and safest solution for construction sites and workers. This way, we can ensure fire safety is at the front and centre of construction sites.
Our Cygnus Wireless Alarm System has been used on projects all over the world including Battersea Power Station, London’s Crossrail Tunnel project, Hinkley Point, Sydney metro rail project and Copenhagen’s science institute.
To meet customer and market demand, our Cygnus alarm system has been undergoing some upgrades and modifications which now include added functionality, improved battery life, better configuration software and a combined smoke and heat detector.
To find out more, contact the team on 01432 371170 / email@example.com