It’s something very few building owners or their agents really concern themselves about – the life and safety of the building’s occupants.
Not that they don’t care, but the whole issue of a building fire falls well below issues related to roof leaks and heating.
As a matter of fact, we all dislike the annual building inspection by the local fire department and receiving that notice to get things fixed, whether a hole in the wall or ceiling, burnt out exit lights, or now, egress lighting that has not be certified by an accredited electrician.
Life Safety cost money – there is no bones about it. That’s why many don’t have a structured life safety plan because it may not increase the bottom line, but it certainly affects it.
However, if property owners really think about it – many of today’s tenants are becoming well aware of these issues, including the health of the building.
Whether it’s the feeling of being safe in a parking lot, or a way out of the building in the event of a fire, bomb threat or earthquake, having a structured life safety program in your building makes good economic sense.
Shepherd Protective Services offers a number of life and safety related products and services.
We can inspect your properties every week, or month and record various conditions including, but not limited to:
- Fire Extinguishers
- Egress lighting
- Egress doors
- Electrical Rooms
- Staff Logs
Shepherd Protective Services can also provide Automatic External Defibrillator (AED) products, training and monitoring.
All inspection reports are electronic allowing our inspectors or security personnel to complete reports on-site and immediately submit the information to our office, and to our cloud service allowing you, our client immediate access to this information.
Insurance companies are looking for leadership and due diligence with respect to life safety issues and recently, it was noted by an insurance inspector to Shepherd Protective Services that he, in particular preferred companies like ours with a focus on security to be operating buildings.
Life safety is all encompassing topic from fire to security, CCTV to public access. How your building looks, how it feels to visitors and how it operates can all be considered life safety issues.