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What Are the Main Causes of Commercial Fires?

water sprinklers for commercial fires

Throughout all commercial buildings, it is important to identify potential fire risks and suitable solutions to deal with these problems. There are certain common causes of commercial fires that water sprinklers can easily stop spreading. Find out more here. 


How To Prevent Electrical Fires

Faulty electrical equipment, which is perhaps one of the most visible sources of commercial fires, can range from overloaded plugs and extension leads to loose wires and damaged connections. It is undoubtedly the most crucial safety precaution to take into account because a fire caused by faulty electrical equipment can start anywhere in the structure and cannot be put out with water.


Although it will probably be the most expensive, it’s crucial to make sure all the equipment is current and operating at its best. Equipment upgrades will be much less expensive than paying for fire damage. Legally, it is the responsibility of business owners to maintain all electrical equipment, so routine testing of portable appliances is essential.

Poor Fire Safety Training

Throughout businesses of all sizes, proper fire safety training should be conducted so staff understand what to do in the event of a fire. Typically, code words such as “Mr Sands” are used and staff are assigned particular areas to evacuate customers if there are any. In other cases, staff are taught where fire extinguishers and other fire prevention systems are located. They should be able to determine the size of a fire and when they can put it out themselves.


So, if a fire does break out, fire safety should, in theory, either stop the flames from spreading. Or, safely evacuate everyone in the surrounding areas. However, if fire safety training isn’t properly taught, there is a risk that this will cause the fire to become unstoppable. Though they could seem like small mistakes, they can snowball into something more significant. Therefore, a proper procedure should always be maintained. For more information, read our previous blog here

Flammable Risks

Although it is impossible to completely eliminate flammable materials from a commercial facility, making sure they are stored in a secure location will help reduce the chance of a fire. To ensure that staff members are aware of flammable goods and prepared to act if they see any hazardous materials outside of their storage areas, proper protocols and regular fire safety training must be in place. 


Fire risk assessments should be conducted through commercial buildings to ensure that any flammable materials are properly stored. Work with a sprinkler company to find suitable locations for water sprinklers where they will work the best. 

Water Sprinklers

In these cases, where commercial buildings are prone to fires, there should be protection systems in place. Water sprinklers are critical for protecting both the property and saving the lives of those in the building. Many offices and businesses have masses of digital data and other combustible materials, which can easily spread fire quicker.


A sprinkler system is designed to automatically release water when a high temperature is detected. This will give staff more time to safely evacuate and wait for emergency services. All as the water sprinklers stop the spreading of the fire throughout the building. 

RAD Fire Sprinklers

Here at RAD Fire Sprinklers, we promote and install water sprinklers throughout residential and commercial buildings in the UK. We understand the benefits and importance fire sprinkler system installation can have on both residential and commercial fires. Saving not only damage to the property, but also, saving the lives of those inside. 

To find out more, or to receive a quote, why not fill in our online form? A member of our team will shortly be in touch to see how we can help you. Or, give us a call on 01892 680 090 and speak to us today.  


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