A quality fire protection solution delivers the appropriate level of fire safety at a reasonable cost. Ensuring fire safety, finding affordable solutions, and managing the entire design and implementation process will assure that the client’s and underwriter’s needs are both met.
Hazard & Risk Assessment
An underwriter can create success when they insure businesses with as close to zero risk as possible. If risk hasn’t been properly accounted for, one bad fire can destroy the entire business. Due to an underwriter’s business objectives of reducing risk to a near zero percent, they can err on the too conservative side of the scale in both assessment and recommended solutions. A conservative assessment that overstates risk, even if it is unreasonable, will be favorable to an insurance company since they are trying to protect their bottom line. The primary concern of FPE’s is an accurate fire risk assessment. Coming in from the outside, they can make an objective assessment. Using research and data, FPE’s can prove or disprove risk assessments to make sure they are accurately stated.
An electrical engineering and testing firm involved with a major banking facility recommended the fire consultants at Harrington Group to their long-term client. The client was becoming very concerned with the performance of a fire protection contractor who had been retained to design and install new protection systems in a large, existing mission-critical data processing […]
Harrington Group, Inc. (Harrington Group) was asked by a client to perform a quality assurance review of a fire safety solution design prepared by another fire protection engineering consultant. The scope of the design included a fire hazard analysis and development of a fire safety solution for a new paint supply company distribution center. The […]
A carpet manufacturer in Glasgow, Virginia retained Harrington Group for property loss control services after receiving a report from their HPR insurance carrier that contained a mandatory recommendation to provide an additional private fire pump and water supply. Estimates were obtained, and the recommendation would have cost approximately $235,000 to complete. This plant was already […]