Whatever their size, hotels face a higher risk of fire than other businesses. For example, their guests are free to come and go 24-hours a day. As a result, it makes it more difficult to control the environment. In addition, guests are more likely to bring electrical appliances with them which haven’t been PAC tested, increasing the risk of fires.

Finally, hotels have to store large quantities of supplies, often in small spaces. Many of these supplies, bedding and cleaning fluids, for example, can be highly flammable.  It’s a hotel’s responsibility under the Fire (Scotland) Act 2005 and the Fire Safety (Scotland) Regulations to reduce these risks and keep their guests, and staff, safe.

Fire Safety in Hotels

To help keep people safe, therefore, hotels should ensure:

  • Fire risk assessments are completed regularly.
  • Fire doors are in good working order and kept closed.
  • Evacuation routes are clear of hazards and clearly marked.
  • All staff receive training in fire safety.
  • They have the correct fire-fighting equipment, including fire extinguishers.

Fire Extinguishers for Hotels in Scotland

Every hotel needs fire extinguishers in easily accessible locations. They should include:

  • Water extinguishers for wood, paper and cloth fire.
  • Dry powder or foam extinguishers for flammable liquid fires.
  • CO2 extinguishers for electrical fires.

All extinguishers must comply with BS EN3:1996. A qualified Engineer must check fire extinguishers at least once a year.

Where to Buy Fire Extinguishers for Hotels in Scotland

Knowing which fire extinguishers are right for your hotel, and how many you need to comply with the law, can be confusing. Therefore, if you aren’t sure the type and number of fire extinguishers you need, or the extinguishers you have haven’t been serviced for at least a year, contact 1st Choice Fire Protection on https://1stchoicefire.co.uk to order the right fire extinguishers today!