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Studio Safety: Power Sockets & Fire Hazards

Saturday, October 5th, 2013

Fire AlarmsAs we have been mentioning a lot on this blog, setting up a recording studio is an extremely fun project which can bring you a lot of joy and satisfaction! It can also make you some very decent money if you go about things in the right way.

However, that being said, it is not all fun and games, and often it is important to very seriously consider some, perhaps less fun, but certainly more important matters!

If not setup properly, semi professional recording studios can be a serious fire hazard!

Power Sockets

For example, one of the most basic, and extremely important things you must consider are your power sockets. It can be extremely dangerous to run your studio off of multiple extension cables and splitters.

Therefore for some people it may mean investing the money in having a professional electrician in to add some additional wall sockets to your studio.

It will certainly be worth it in the long run! It’s never fun for your studio to burn down!

Fire Alarms

However well your studio is setup, it is always important to take various fire safety precautions. One of which is getting a fire alarm.

As you become a professional studio there is likely legal requirements for this, so make sure you read up on the relevant laws in your area.

Personally when I was setting up my studio, I just looked for a local company to fit my alarm and ended up going with a company that fit fire alarms exeter and surrounding areas.

If you are in the Devon area I do highly recommend them, you can see their website here:

Key Takeaways

  • Make sure you are preventing fire risks wherever possible
  • Make sure that you have the correct number of wall sockets to supply your equipment with enough power
  • Read up on your legal obligations for fire safety as a semi professional recording studio
  • Get yourself a fire alarm system