Robinsons Motor Group
Working together across 20 sites since 2015.
“Robinsons Motor Group has been working with Fire Safety Services for over a year now as our ‘one stop shop’ provider for all of our Fire Safety requirements. We were looking for a locally based company with a single point of contact, who could react quickly and efficiently to our requirements, advise us on any fire safety matters and who understood our business.
They provide us with – Fire Risk Assessments and Fire extinguisher supply and maintenance and anything else that we may require for our 20 sites around East Anglia.
So far, we have not been disappointed with our decision to work with Fire Safety Services and Stephen, our Account Manager, is always on hand when we need any help or advice.”
Chris Mann – Aftersales Development Manager, Robinsons Motor Group
Robinsons Motor Group was established in 1927 and is a provider of quality new and used vehicles via a number of showrooms sited across East Anglia.
They represent several Premium Brands and are approved franchise dealers for new and used cars, service and parts. They also offer body shop repairs services.
Fire Safety Services (UK) Ltd has vast experience of working with many motor dealerships groups across the country and has been working with Robinsons Motor Group since 2015.
We initially provided the group with Fire Risk Assessments at all 20 sites and six months into the contract were appointed the fire extinguishers maintenance at all sites.
Motor dealerships are large premises and have different areas that require fire protection. To prevent, detect, contain and extinguish small fires safely in your motor dealership is, as in any business, paramount. Generally, car dealerships have a showroom, office, workshop, store and flammable storage, so you need to break this down and consider each area of risk on its own.
Have you had a fire risk assessment completed in order to ensure you are fully compliant? More often than not, our fire risk assessors see common risks regularly appear in the motor dealership sector. For example, risks associated with extension leads, blocking of fire exit routes and the workshop has common findings with the amount of aerosols and other compressed gas cylinders, which are not always stored in a metal cabinet overnight.
Make sure your motor dealership has the correct fire safety in place and fire extinguishers are sourced from a reputable and accredited company. You must take fire protection seriously, because you never know when you will be driven to use it!
Businesses have a specific duty of care for fire safety to those who use or visit their premises and fire extinguishers represent an essential first line of defence against the risks posed by fire. Under the Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005 the responsible person must provide and maintain appropriate fire-fighting equipment.
According to the Fire Industry Association (FIA) a survey has highlighted an increase in the importance of fire extinguishers. They have an even more vital role to play as a first aid response for use on small fires in their early stages, with 88 percent of small fires that are tackled with fire extinguishers actually being extinguished.
The provision of suitable fire extinguishers is dependent on several factors including the type of fire. Fires are divided in to various classes. Class A, Class B, Class C, Class D and Class F.
Businesses are well advised to provide staff with appropriate and suitable training to raise the alarm and extinguish a small fire safely to stop it having devastating consequences.
For more information on importance of fire extinguishers, read our blog.
For more information on our experience with motor dealerships read our blog
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