In Guyana, we see a growth in commercial buildings that are being built using lighter materials. They use much more electricity because of the major use of technology in this modern age. All of this gives a building a higher risk of a fire being started.
In developing countries and even in the Caribbean, commercials buildings over three stories/floors require Fire Sprinklers installed. If the owners fail to comply the building will not pass inspection.
In Guyana, the government seems to look past this simple safety requirement failing to realize the risks and losses involved in a fire. The safety of people in Guyana should be taken more seriously.
The reason most countries are more developed is because they have looked at the past to build a better future, realizing the vast usage of electronics and the larger number of people occupying commercial buildings. People saw the risks and I strongly believe that we should follow those same patterns, thus making our country safer for everyone.
Fire Sprinklers installation is not expensive and if a building owner has to take his/her own saving/money or a loan to build a multi-million-dollar building, why would he/she find it an added expense to install Fire Sprinklers for the building and customers safety?
Our government has to take the step and make Fire Sprinklers mandatory for commercial buildings for the safety of our people.
An insurance company wouldn’t care about making Fire Sprinklers mandatory on their fire insurance policies because their interest really is just for you to pay the premium on your fire insurance policy. New and old buildings can have Fire Sprinklers installed so this is not only for new buildings.
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