Nobel’s winning score at football grounds around the country
Nobel Fire Systems has been signed up by a number of the UK’s leading football clubs to maintain and service the fire suppression equipment installed at on-site catering kiosks within their stadiums. The majority of systems are Nobel’s market leading K-Series, with some also protecting main kitchens at the stadiums.
The football clubs involved in the maintenance programmes include; Swansea City, Norwich City, Celtic, Oxford United, Hibernian and Everton. In addition, Nobel has also been commissioned by Hampden Park, Scotland’s National Stadium to ensure that kiosks and the main stadium catering kitchen maintain the full level of fire protection required.
Unfortunately, over the years in some of the UK’s sports stadiums there have been a number of disasters relating to fires which have resulted in injury and loss of life. Fire protection has therefore been high on the priority list for football clubs for many years. Not surprising when you consider that stadiums such as Hampden Park can accommodate in excess of 52,000 spectators while Celtic averages 47,000 for home games in the Scottish Premiership. In England, Premier League club Everton averages almost 37,000 fans per game, meaning in excess of 700,000 people attending Goodison Park over the course of the last season.
With these incredibly high numbers of people flooding through the stadium concourses week in week out, it’s small wonder that protection of catering equipment within the kiosks is regarded as a priority by club owners and officials.
Nobel’s entire operational focus and motivation is based on fire suppression technologies for special risk environments such as football stadiums, and its policy is one of offering a complete service from risk based analysis through to installation and on-going service and maintenance.
Ben Parker, Nobel’s Commercial Director commented;
“We’ve established a great working relationship with many of the leading football clubs throughout the UK and are delighted to have the opportunity of continuing to provide and develop our on-going maintenance programmes with them. This level of commitment has enabled us to invest in further development of our critically important service and maintenance programmes and we will continue to take a proactive approach in this regard”