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What You Should Ask Your Fire Protection Company Before Hiring?

Posted: November 01, 2023

Choosing a Fire Protection Company? Don't guess, ask these crucial questions to make the right choice for your safety!

It is not wrong to say that when it comes to fire damage, commercial enterprises, and businesses have a lot at stake. Property damage, lost revenue, and, most tragically, the potential loss of lives and livelihoods swing in the balance. The dire consequences of inadequate fire protection are evident, making the need for a dependable fire protection company unquestionably clear.

While it's clear that protecting your business from fires is vital, finding the right fire protection partner isn't easy. In a landscape teeming with companies offering a wide array of fire protection services, selecting the one that can truly safeguard your commercial interests is a maze that demands careful navigation.

So, let's embark on this journey to find the right company offering fire protection services that ensures your business remains untarnished and your people unharmed. Here, we will explore the key questions you should pose to any potential to ensure your property is in safe hands.

Questions to Ask Your Fire Protection Company

What Is Your Experience in the Industry?

You are not willing to put your company’s fire safety in the hands of someone who is not so seasoned, right? Experience matters. Find a company with a long and proven track record of offering fire safety solutions while handling a wide range of challenges. Ask about their years of experience, knowledge and skills required for fire testing services.

How Do You Stay Up to Date with Industry Standards?

With everything evolving, Fire safety regulations and industry standards are constantly developing too. It is vital for the company you choose to remain up-to-date with the latest codes and standards. Must ask about the company’s commitment to ongoing training and education for their staff and how they stay informed about industry changes.

Are You Licensed and Certified?

Another vital question is you need to ask whether the fire protection company is licensed and certified or not. Simply ask about the QBCC (Queensland Building and Construction Commission) licensing for fire protection services in Queensland, Australia. You can verify a company's QBCC licensing status by visiting their website at 

Proper licensing confirms that the company complies with state and local regulations, and it also indicates its commitment to adhering to industry standards. Hence, whenever you reach a company, must ask for proof of their certification and inquire about their technicians' credentials and training. 

What Services Do You Provide?

Fire protection encompasses various services, including fire extinguisher inspections, electronic fire protection systems,fire evacuation plans, equipment testing and more. Ensure that the company offers the precise services you require for your property. Their ability to deliver a diverse array of solutions is a symbol of their expertise and ability to address your fire safety needs.

Can You Provide Testimonials?

Asking for testimonials from their prior clients is one great way to measure the company's reliability and reputation. Knowing about the experiences of previous consumers can offer valuable insights into the company's performance and customer satisfaction.

In conclusion…

Finding and selecting one good fire protection company is a decision that must not be taken lightly. After addressing all such questions, you must have a clear picture of whether a fire protection company aligns with your organisation's requirements. 

But wait are you still in search of the perfect partner, don't hesitate to contact us at Voltec Maintenance Pty. Ltd. We excel in providing all-encompassing fire protection testing services, including:

Electronic Fire Detection Systems
Fire Extinguishers
Fire Blanket
Fire Hoses
Fire Evacuation Diagram
Fire Evacuation Plan
Fire Doors
Paths of Travel – Fire Doors

So, if you require an update on your fire system maintenance & testing or evacuation plan, we can help right away!