Fire occurrence in the UK has been rampant from the past couple of months entering 2019. Left and right, families and businesses lost valuables that cost hundreds and thousands of pounds. And, these losses are difficult to deal with, especially with today’s economy.
The Home of Office collects all data regarding Fire and Rescue Services in the UK. For 2017/2018 data, 564,827 fire incidents were attended by the Fire and Rescue Services — a significant 43 percent increase from last years data.
Currently, fire occurrences range to 60 incidents per day, and that is in the UK alone. Without a doubt, fires are a significant hurdle happening in today’s society.
There are tons of reasons how a fire can start. From faulty gas or electric power supplies to the little things like unattended fire sources. The occurrence is inevitable, but that doesn’t mean we can’t prevent it from happening.
Government agencies have stayed proactive in providing citizens with practical, yet effective ways of keeping one’s property safe from fire occurrence. Moreover, security services such as VPS helped out in educating the public about fire security.
Unmanned properties (buildings or residential) are the most prone to fire attacks since the area is not monitored. Hence, to reduce risks, it is best to take note of these tips to keep your properties safe from fire hazards or occurrence.
Tips from experts to manage risks:
- Always ensure that combustible materials are safely stored in a place that is a fire hazard free both inside and outside. For unattended properties, keeping it empty reduces the risk of building a fire.
- Always turn your utilities off.
- Ensure that your properties have the top of the line alarm system to manage risks effectively and efficiently.
- Always monitor your properties, or hire someone that can check your place at least once a day.
- Before you end your day, make sure to run a perimeter check.
It is essential to manage properties effectively against fire occurrence both attended or unattended. It is better to be precautions than pay the consequences in the end.