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    • CCTV/ Video Surveillance
          • CCTV/Video Surveillance

            CCTV surveillance solutions can help reduce crime and provide valuable insight and documentation for businesses.

    • Access Control
          • Access Control

            Access control is a tool by which you can maintain security of your premises locally or remotely.

    • Time & Attendance
          • Time & Attendance

            Effective time management systems are frameworks and techniques designed to help people manage their time better

    • Physical Security
          • Physical Security

            An electric fence is a powerful perimeter intruder detection system which can be attached to an existing perimeter fence or wall.

    • Alarm & Detection
          • Alarm & Detection

            Installing reliable alarm detection solutions is the easiest way for businesses to help prevent break-ins.

    • Preventing Fire
          • Preventing Fire

            The goal of fire prevention is to ensure the relevant personnel such as family members and staffs are adequately educated

    • Detecting Fire
          • Detecting Fire

            Whilst the main focus of your fire protection strategy should be to prevent fire, should a fire accidentally break out

    • Containing Fire
          • Containing Fire

            This involves reducing the heat output of a fire, reducing the area over which the fire exists or suppressing or extinguishing the fire.

    • Escaping Fire
          • Escaping Fire

            No fire safety strategy is complete without the final part of the plan – escaping fire safely.

    • Building Management
          • Building Management

            Building Management Services(BMS) provide a single sea for monitoring and control

    • Small Medium Businesses
          • Small Medium Businesses

            Opticom has a proven track record of working with small and medium sized businesses.

    • Multi-Site Operations
          • Multi-site Operations

            Multi-site organisations face additional challenges in protecting their employees, customers, premises and assets from the threat of fire and theft.

    • Major Projects
          • Major Projects

            In today’s fast-moving world, one of the most important aspects in safeguarding national or corporate security is information.

    • Smart Construction
          • Smart Construction

            Crime Prevention Through Environmental Design (CPTED) is based on the principle that proper design and effective use of buildings and public spaces

    • Finance Solutions
          • Financial Solutions

            A financial institution’s reputation and profitability are based on how well it proves to customers that it is serious about protecting their assets and investments.

    • Educational Institutions
          • Educational Institutions

            When enrolling a child into school, one of the frequent concerns for parents is usually how safe the institution is.

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For a fire to exist, it needs three elements that is; heat, oxygen and fuel. Without the elements a fire will not start or spread. As much as fire aids us in day to day activities, primarily being cooking. Similarly, it can be dangerous as it might cause damage to property, injury and unfortunately, death.

In case of an uncontrolled fire; the key strategy to prevent fire is to remove one or more of heat, oxygen or fuel.  Below are key aspects to ensuring your workplace and home are fireproof;

Fire Extinguishers

Maintain the appropriate type and number of fire extinguishers.  Make sure that the fire extinguishers are located at accessible areas of the premises. You also have to conduct monthly and annual extinguisher inspections to ensure they are in good, working condition.  In addition, you should provide training for employees on the correct use of fire extinguishers.

Eliminate Clutter

Exercise good housekeeping. It is important to know that clutter can restrict access to emergency equipment and exit routes. Similarly, clutter can easily become a fuel source in the event of a fire, allowing a fire to spread quickly.

Chemical Safety

Chemicals can be hazardous it is important to use and store chemicals safely. It is important to read hazard warning labels and safety data sheets to determine flammability and other fire hazards.  In addition, ensure that your chemical storage areas provide adequate ventilation for the storage of chemical or other hazardous substances.

Exits

Normally, a workplace must have at least two exit routes to permit prompt evacuation of employees and other building occupants during an emergency. However; more than two exits are required. Ensure that emergency exit route diagrams are posted and accessible in all areas of the facility for all employees to easily view.  Additionally, ensure means of egress are well-lit with regulated exit signs and free from debris or clutter.

Contact Information

Employees should have access to a list of emergency contact phone numbers in case of emergency.  Remember that human nature is to panic in emergency situations; therefore, basics such as the company address, important phone numbers, and building floor plan should be posted on or with the emergency action plan.

Designate Smoking Areas

Smoking is one of the leading causes of fires. Your workplace or residence should have a designated smoking area. Permit smoking only in designated smoking areas and provides means for extinguishing smoking materials safely.

Waste Control

Limit the accumulation of flammable or combustible materials and residues as to prevent the risk for such materials contributing to a fire emergency.

Get in touch with us for a reliable, quality products and services that cover all areas of fire and life safety. To save you time, money, frustration and potentially, property and lives.

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