A massive fire in a shopping centre today has necessitated the need for more than 125 firefighters. The huge blaze has been declared a major incident by fire chiefs and the public are being advised to stay away. It broke out in The Mall, Walthamstow. Part of the roof is on fire.
Shopping centres pose unique risks to the public, and building owners should bear this in mind when carrying out risk assessments and investing in fire safety equipment. Nationwide Water Solutions, the leading installer of sprinkler tanks in shopping centres, says the sheer area covered can require a lot of water – not always easily accessible, especially if a premises is on multiple levels.
Shopping centre fire safety
A spokesman for the company said: “This is a very large fire and the cause is, thus far, unknown. The fire service has done exactly the right thing by telling people to steer clear of the area and for those living nearby to keep windows closed. We understand road blocks are in place.
“We carry out site surveys for shopping centres considering the merits of installing a sprinkler tank. They are completely free and can help businesses protect assets and people. Our aim is to help businesses have enough water to supply automatic sprinklers in an emergency.”
Sprinkler tank assessments for shopping centres
If your business owns a shopping centre, contact Nationwide Water Solutions to book a free site survey. The company installs and maintains a wide range of fire tanks – all designed to supply sufficient water to fight a fire the moment one is detected. It has carried out installation work for a wide range of commercial and industrial brands.
In addition, the business provides an extensive sprinkler tank repair service as well as independent inspections.