It would be unthinkable if your company’s data, equipment and systems were lost in a fire. It happens every day somewhere in the world. Even one day lost to fire-related downtime can mean lost revenues, customers and millions of pound in profits. You can’t afford to have your equipment inoperable, and service interruptions to your customers, being unable to produce valuable data, documents and resources. You must protect yourself, your business and most importantly, your customers.
22 hours of outage at EBAY cost $4 billion stock loss.
3 hours of outage at ETRADE resulted in $1.5 billion in stock loss.
19 hours of outage at America Online caused $4.8 billion in stock loss.
Every year fires break out in workplaces across the country resulting in serious damage to property, sometimes even death. There are a variety of reasons why these fires break out, although many are due to negligence and could be prevented with more care and attention. One of the best ways to protect your business against fire is to educate your staff on the causes of fire and encourage them to be vigilant and report any potential fire hazards, so that they can be dealt with swiftly.
Many businesses are affected by fires, with 23% of these affected businesses never recovering. Studies show an average loss for companies protected with sprinkler systems is 6 times more than companies with fixed fire extinguishing systems. Also, this enlarges the cost of lost revenue and productivity when operations are down for an extended period, resulting in huge losses for the company.
In offices there can be a large build up of paper, cardboard and many other combustible materials. If these materials are not disposed of properly then this can provide the cause for fires should they break out.
Data halls and computer/server rooms are major financial business assets that need protection from fire. Very often insurance companies request the highest levels of fire protection, generally with fire detection, fire alarm and fire suppression.
Classes of fires
- Class A fires – Fires involving organic solids like paper, wood, Esc
- Class B fires – Fires involving flammable Liquids
- Class C fires – Fires involving flammable Gasses
- Class D fires – Fires involving Metals
- Class F fires – Fires involving Cooking oils.