Building owners should understand the need for safety and include a safety standards checklist for tenants leasing properties, claim Jones Lang LaSalle.
Owners, occupiers, juristic persons and property managers must plan to ensure a development is safe. They must understand the main causes of fires, work to prevent them and also be prepared for firefighting if a fire occurs.
Sprinkler systems should be installed in all buildings. When buildings do not have sprinklers, landlords should install necessary firefighting equipment on every floor.
Equipping tenants with the knowledge of what action to take in the event of a fire is something Dexter Norville, the director for property and asset management at Jones Lang LaSalle, feels is of vital importance.
“Every property we manage has yearly fire drills. We invite tenants or residents to attend these,” said Mr Norville
Property management teams should also attend regular firefighting training to ensure everybody in the building knows exactly what to do if a fire starts.
Building owners are required by law to have fire safety inspections by a certified inspector. Fire safety inspections cover all fire protection and fighting systems , fire escapes and stairs, fire exits and signage, exhaust fans and smoke dampers, emergency power backup, fireman lifts, fire alarms, firefighting equipment, fire pumps and fire hose reels, sprinklers, and lightning protection according to The Bangkok Post.
Jones Lang LaSalle is the largest global property management company in Thailand, with 4 million square metres of property and corporate facilities in the country