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FireServ: Where safety comes first Linz-based company FireServ e.U. offers a wide range of services in the areas of crisis and emergency management as well as safety management. Their continuous drive to meet the highest safety standards results in innovative approaches and modern concepts, which benefit their extensive client range on a daily basis. TEXT: MARILENA STRACKE

Safety plays a major part for every company. Knowing how to handle an emergency and taking innovative measures to prevent crisis not only keeps everyone safe, but is also the smart decision economically speaking. If, for example, fire protection is not an integral part of a company’s management with well-trained employees, it will result in far higher costs and extended downtime. FireServ CEO Andreas Kapeller says: “Aside from specific company-related dangers, businesses today are faced with threats from outside. In the future, it will be an absolute must for companies to examine, question and break free from old structures regarding crisis and emergency management. That is why we evaluate ex90  |  Issue 55  |  October 2017

isting emergency concepts or develop new well-balanced and innovative concepts and processes together with our clients in order to prepare the institution for their future tasks.” FireServ also offers services regarding worker protection, health management and fire protection. The team of experts combines in-depth know-how and economic competence with their long-term experience in emergency units at fire brigades and rescue services. “Innovation, economic efficiency and legal compliance are naturally part of our work,”Kapeller adds. The client base of FireServ ranges from the manufacturing industry to their

Main image: Organisation and evaluation of emergency exercises. Photo: Kirchstorfer Top right: Monitoring concepts for dangerous tasks. Photo: Kirchstorfer Right: Safety-related supervision at industrial construction sites. Photo: Kapeller

maintenance units, but also from municipal sectors and big trading companies as well as planning and engineering consultancies. Safety management has to be incorporated properly, as Kapeller explains: “Health and safety at the work place is more than just a legal requirement. The proper integration of modern methods such as the safety day and health management systems in companies, institutions but also for projects reduce interface problems whilst increasing legal compliance and reducing downtime and accidents at work.” Keeping employees safe is not only the morally right thing to do, but also economically as well as legally. Given that this can be a dauntingly big task, it is a good idea to have a strong partner by your side; and the experts at FireServ are exactly that. For more information, visit the following website: