Fire safety is paramount for all businesses, and it’s crucial that your workforce know how to escape a burning building safely, should the worst happen.
Fitting fire doors and extinguishers around the building, and using the appropriate signage for fire exits, will all help to prevent the spread of fire and smoke. However, investing in a is also a sensible decision, to ensure the safety of your employees, customers and valuables.
Let’s take a closer look at why your business should consider investing in a fire safe.
- They protect paper, digital media and other valuables
A fire-resistant safe is designed to protect paper documents against heat damage and smoke, as well as digital data and various other valuable items.
When you store property deeds, contracts, certificates, invoices, hard drives, USBs, CDs and DVDs in a fire safe, you can relax knowing that they will be protected for 30, 60, 90 or 120 minutes – depending on its fire rating.
- They enhance safety and security
It’s no secret that a fire could cause serious damage to your business in an instant which, in turn, has a detrimental impact on you financially. However, having the appropriate measures in place to secure your assets (e.g. a fire safe) could make a big difference.
A fire safe will protect items against theft and damage in uncontrollable circumstances.
- They provide peace of mind for both you and your customers
Although fires can’t always be prevented, a fireproof safe provides an extra layer of security protection for the items held inside – protecting them against theft, loss, fire, and sometimes water damage.
Instead of leaving papers that contain private and confidential details on-show in the office, locking them inside a fire safe will keep them out of harm’s way – allowing you to meet General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and eliminate the risk of identity theft.
- They’re cost-effective
Available in a wide range of shapes, sizes, styles and security ratings, there’s a fire safe to suit every business’ security needs and budget.
As with most things, the larger fire-resistant safes and cabinets will cost more than the smaller models – but you’ll be able to fit and protect more items without having to squeeze them in.
It’s also worth noting that many insurers provide better premiums for those who invest in a fireproof safe. This is because, having a safe installed reduces the risk of your things being stolen or damaged – meaning they won’t have to pay out as much in the unfortunate event of theft or fire!
If you’d like to find out more about the benefits of a fireproof safe for your business, or if you wish to invest in one for your place of work, visit the eSafes website.
As one of the UK’s leading stockists of security safes, they can assist you in choosing the perfect fire-resistant safe for your requirements. They also guarantee some of the most competitive prices around.