There are a number of potential hazards on construction sites, even if preparation always requires some capital spending. Because construction sites are usually temporary, this could mean investing in fire safety equipment you may not need at every location.

Speed can often be the defining factor between an incident and a disaster. To guarantee early discovery of fire and activation of fire alarms your design can be enhanced to include hardwired or wireless heat and smoke detectors. These easy to install detectors are linked to the main control panel and will trigger site wide alarms if smoke or excess heat is detected in the vicinity.

Temporary fire alarms are wireless and therefore don’t need to be wired into the infrastructure, making them easier to move around as the site develops. Unlike the completed building that will have a fire alarm built into the management system, construction site fire alarms must be designed to adapt with the build.

The key difference and advantage of temporary alarm systems is their design. As a wireless device they can be repositioned without reprogramming into the site’s circuitry; simply install and uninstall the self-contained units as required.

Wired systems can significantly slow down the work of subcontractors on site that encounter them. At the next phase of the development, when you’ve invested time, effort and money into getting these workers onto the site, there’s now a wired system in the way that needs to be dismantled and reinstalled elsewhere to maintain suitable safety measures.