In three quarters of chemicals firms, safety is not up to standard. This is the conclusion from the sum of inspection reports over 2015 and 2016. Common issues are fire safety systems not working properly, hazardous substances not being safely stored and emergency plans (e.g. evacuation plans) being absent or out of date. Companies often do know what needs to be done, but the dynamics of business operations plays a crucial role. Human factors are an unpredictable risk, despite the fact that the industry is constantly working to make people aware of the hazards, risks and associated measures. The business dynamics in the sector (petro) chemicals have a crucial role. An automatic fire detection and fire extinguishing system reduces the risk of a serious incident. We offer organisational and technical solutions for your issues. We make sure the fire detection and fire extinguishing system is operational and reliable, as well as clarifying the costs for you – not just of purchase but also of preventive and corrective maintenance.
INNOVATIVE SOLUTIONS FOR YOUR SECTOR
Fire safety always consists of the right balance between Intervention, Installation and Instruction, with you at the center. We explain step by step what our Installation-process contains.
RISK ASSESSMENT & ACTION PLAN
The first step is to make a risk assessment based on architectural, systems and organisational aspects. Every building has its own risks, which we specify. The report identifies possible solutions in general terms plus an estimate of the cost if required. The solutions are worked out in the action plan, which also describes the implementation in the process or organisation.
PRELIMINARY DESIGN, CALCULATION & ENGINEERING
After approval of the action plan, the design work can begin. The final cost estimate (quotation) is also made at this stage. Once the quotation has been agreed, we can start on the detailed design. The project assignment is signed by both the client and the contractor. In many cases, the drawings and design calculations also need to be approved by inspection bodies.
INSTALLATION, COMMISSIONING & CERTIFICATION
Clear agreements are made regarding planning, lead times, implementation and delivery. At the end of the project, we will submit a maintenance agreement for one or more years. Fire safety systems are usually delivered with a certificate. Sometimes that is just a product certificate, but often there is also an inspection certificate from an accredited inspection body. The inspection involves checking that the system matches the approved design and is functional.