Fire Alarm Systems in Ontario
Have you recently purchased a business or enterprise in Ontario?
Or are you doing renovations to a restaurant, hotel, or apartment building. No
matter what your investment, you’ll want to ensure that the people and property
you care about are protected from fire. Fires cause billions of dollars’ worth
of damage each year in Canada and are often responsible for injury and even
Meeting Provincial Requirements
Your business enterprise must be compliant with current fire
regulations. There may be several layers of regulation to deal with, and
requirements can sometimes be difficult for you to ascertain, so the best way
to make sure that you are following Ontario law is to partner with a fire
safety company. The experts at these companies know provincial and federal
regulations inside-out, and can help you find efficient and cost-effective ways
to meet requirements. For example, the current Ontario building code requires
that all smoke alarms in buildings, including houses, must have a visual
component, such as flashing lights. These visual fire alarms must be installed
in all public corridors of multi-unit residential buildings and suites. A good
fire safety company will know exactly what’s required and will be able to offer
you options for various types of visual alarms.
Integrated sprinkler and fire alarm systems are also now
required in multi-unit residential buildings in Ontario. Today’s
state-of-the-art sprinkler systems are more intelligent than ever and can sense
problems more easily. And alarm systems help everyone know that there’s a
problem, including local fire departments.
Partnering with Fire Safety
When choosing a fire safety company, look for one that features
skilled and knowledgeable employees and offers both a common-sense approach and
a comprehensive set of services.
For example, a good company will be able to assess your
situation and help you design a plan for fire safety. Experienced personnel
will engineer and install alarms, sprinklers, extinguishers, and other
equipment. Quality products and professional installation are hallmarks of
great companies. Some companies even offer third-party inspections of newly
Next, experts will train you and your employees to cope with a
fire or other emergency. This may include learning about emergency exits, how
to operate fire extinguishers or other equipment, and what types of suppression
methods to use in different situations. Training should be ongoing, with new
employees learning to operate equipment as they are hired and with regular
refresher courses for veteran employees.
A good fire safety company will also conduct tests of equipment
and provide any maintenance and repair that may be necessary. They will also
work to align your system closely with local fire departments, ensuring that
firefighters will respond quickly to your alarm, 24/7.
Whether you need basic alarm and extinguisher installation, or
specialized gas suppression for computer servers and CCTV monitoring services,
it makes sense to work with professionals in the field of fire safety. Protect
your Ontario business, property, and employees from fire with state-of-the-art
fire alarm systems.