Prepare your Business for Fire Damage
Do you have a fire plan for your business?
Fires can be damaging to not only your employee's health but to your business. There are a few ways to prepare your employees and customers in case of a fire. Follow these tips:
1. Have Enough Fire Extinguishers
Depending on the size of your office or retail space, you need more than one fire extinguisher. There should be one per floor in a multi-level building at the absolute minimum. Fire extinguishers come in various sizes and should be placed in key areas of your business, such as the kitchen area, central office, and near tools or electrical panels.
2. Be Organization
One way to prevent fire damage is to stay organized. The more dust and clutter, the easier it is for a spark to become a major fire as flames spread over boxes, papers, and other office debris.
3. Conduct Regular Fire Drills
To keep your staff safe, make fire preparation drills a regular event. Plan them during quarterly meetings to keep everyone refreshed on them. It's important for everyone to confidently be able to exit the building from any and all exit points.
4. Maintain Exit Routes Regularly
All exit points must be maintained regularly. Ensure that any automatic fire doors work correctly. Keep exit doors unlocked. Make sure everyone knows where they can exit so routes do not become crowded.
5. Inspect Wiring on a Schedule
Make sure to have routine checks to make sure your wiring is safe. Older buildings can be forgotten over time when people are used to being in them. These are some of the most important ones to check.