Whether you run an organisation or business, it’s imperative to understand the difference between fire protection and prevention. Although the two work together to achieve a shared goal, both must be exercised appropriately if a fire is to be stopped in its tracks and lives saved.

Whether you need fire protection in London, or elsewhere in the UK, we have the expertise to help – so why not contact us for advice.

In the meantime, here’s a breakdown of fire prevention versus protection to help you.

What is Fire Prevention?

The term fire prevention describes a series of processes or actions that occur before a fire event. Such preemptive measures could involve installing fire doors to stop flames for up to 60 minutes – or fire barriers capable of resisting flames for three hours (provided surrounding structures are just as effective).

Arranging regular inspections – so areas of vulnerability can be identified and solutions found – is also imperative. Weak areas could include improperly stored materials, badly maintained systems, or electrical circuits in danger of overloading.

The key differences between fire protection and prevention are becoming clearer. Prevention is about taking steps to neutralise threats – so they don’t pose a danger to workers or residents again.

The prevention process is, of course, ongoing. That’s why frequent inspections of your working environments are essential to protect your teams, visitors, or residents.

What is Fire Protection?

We provide fire protection in Manchester and throughout the UK for a range of business sectors. No matter what industry we’re supporting, our customers want to understand the difference between fire protection and prevention.

Their confusion arises from the fact that both services are preventative. However, the protection element focuses on installing appropriate equipment – like sprinklers, fire alarms, and extinguishers.

So, both services are preventative and protect – but in different ways. However, fire protection involves more than installing a series of systems to continuously safeguard a commercial space.

Fire protection may also entail:

  • Testing systems and showing staff how to use them
  • Researching and installing resistant materials
  • Running regular practice drills
  • Creating a fire safety plan

This list is not exhaustive and requirements will vary from industry to industry.

JRN – Specialists You Can Trust

We work with customers across a range of sectors – delivering fire protection in Birmingham and other key locations nationwide. We are Firas and Chas accredited and take the safety of our customers seriously. Contact us today to discuss your requirements.