The portfolio of offices Tecserv UK protects ranges in size from small individual offices, mixed use developments, to brand new large high rise commercial office buildings and those that are sub-let as business incubator units within a shared workspace facility.
Tecserv UK understands the needs of those responsible for ensuring the safety and protection of all types of office complexes and can provide a range of fire, security, CCTV and access control solutions to ensure employees and visitors are safe and your systems and processes comply with fire regulations.
One of the major challenges is to ensure the need for office workers to be able to freely go about their daily routine is balanced against the need to protect them against the risk of fire and intruders who may have malicious intent.
An office environment can involve business activities with a variety of risk factors. These must be carefully understood and must be compliant with all fire risk legislation and the Disability Discrimination Act to ensure that the needs of workers with restricted mobility are also considered.
The need for a reliable fire and security alarm systems has never been more important. The fire alarm must be capable of providing both audible and visible warning signals and the functionality to distinguish the area(s) affected by fire so that only those in danger are evacuated to safety.
Access control must allow freedom of movement within public areas, yet also provide water tight security for restricted areas where confidential documents or conversations may be taking place, or where expensive equipment may be stored.
CCTV cameras in office buildings can be useful in helping to monitor specific areas, but the privacy implications of having a surveillance system in workplace and the legal obligations must also be fully understood.
Tecserv UK’s approach is quite simple. We think it is our responsibility to liaise with office managers and the persons responsible for fire and security arrangements to help them install and maintain effective fire and security systems that are compliant with all legislation.
We also help by suggesting ways to inform office workers of the fire and security procedures they must be aware of and of the impact and risk to life not following these rules and regulations. Having correct processes and procedures in place also helps to protect the Responsible Individual and reduces the risk that they will be held liable for prosecution should an incident occur.
Fire alarms and intruder alarms are something that people do not want to hear. By ensuring regular and planned maintenance and training takes place, we help our clients ensure that their systems support their fire and security policies and procedures so that staff can work efficiently and visitors feel safe.