Fire safety is a critical consideration for any building project or facility. According to the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA), there were an estimated 1.3 million fires in the United States in 2021, resulting in 3,800 civilian deaths and 14,700 civilian injuries. In addition to the human cost, fires can also result in significant property damage and financial losses.
The graph below shows that the average loss per structure fire, adjusted for inflation, was 1.5 times as high in 2021 ($26,200) as it was in 1980 ($17,000).
One of the primary ways PlanRadar’s software helps to help reduce the risks from fire loss is by providing a centralized platform in the following areas:
1. Fire safety inspections
Fire safety inspections can be scheduled and tracked within the software, ensuring that they are completed on time and that any issues identified during the inspection are addressed promptly. PlanRadar also allows users to create customized checklists to ensure that all necessary fire safety measures are in place and that all relevant documentation is up-to-date.
2. Assisting with fire safety
Assisting with fire safety by facilitating communication between team members and stakeholders. For example, if an issue is identified during a fire safety inspection, the relevant team members can be notified immediately through the software. This helps to ensure that any necessary repairs or modifications are made quickly and efficiently, reducing the risk of a fire occurring.
3. Ongoing maintenance
PlanRadar also offers features to help with the ongoing maintenance of fire safety systems. For example, it can be used to schedule regular testing and maintenance of fire alarms and sprinkler systems, ensuring that they are always in good working order. Additionally, PlanRadar can be used to track the location and status of fire extinguishers throughout a building, making it easier to ensure that they are readily accessible in case of an emergency.
Overall, PlanRadar is your essential partner in designing, implementing and maintaining fire protection measures. The easy to use, customizable fire safety assessment templates are readily available on any smartphone at the touch of a button. Users can record any issues directly on the building’s digital blueprint, along with photos and additional data. Smooth communication via the app enables fast remedial action. Record all data and access it via comprehensive and customizable reports. These records ultimately provide users with a full audit trail of all fire protection measures. Whether for their own records or for client handover, a construction company should always have this data to hand. That’s where PlanRadar can help.
PlanRadar will be exhibiting at the 2023 NFPA Conference and Expo on June 19th – 21st. Come visit us at booth #1160!