In recent years, big pub chains have cottoned on to the B&B market. That means more pubs are offering accommodation. A sprinkler tank can aid fire safety in large premises that that may be vulnerable simply because of the number of people frequenting it. If your pub chain has recently expanded its bed and breakfast offer, the UK’s leading sprinkler tank expert has some timely advice.
Nationwide Water Solutions says providing accommodation to guests can increase fire risks. Additional strain on power supplies, unauthorised smoking and other dangers can all cause fires. So too can cosy open fires. To protect investments and assets, pub chains are urged to revisit fire safety and consider the benefits of installing sprinklers and a fire tank.
Why a sprinkler tank?
A spokesman for Nationwide Water Solutions said: “Quite simply, a sprinkler tank can help stop a fire from spreading. This is vital if you are letting rooms above a pub or have live-in staff. A recent fire saw a man sleeping in accommodation above a pub put at risk. Thankfully, he was rescued.
“Elsewhere, explosions were heard after a pub near Bristol caught fire. Significant damage was caused, and eight fire appliances were needed to bring the blaze under control. Firefighters were on the scene for more than six hours. Large pubs offering a B&B element need to consider fire safety and take the appropriate steps to ensure risk assessments are carried out regularly.”
Sprinkler tank installation and maintenance
Nationwide Water Solutions installs and maintains sprinkler tanks in a wide range of premises. It works with businesses and public authorities to deliver robust water storage systems that support sprinklers. Its customers include industrial businesses, hospitals, schools and office blocks.
If you want to know more about sprinkler tanks and what they do to support fire safety, visit Nationwide Water Solutions. Alternatively, call 0345 505 2540 to book a FREE site survey.