Fire Safety Tips For Your Chesapeake Business
Whether you’re a business owner, facility manager or employee, it’s very important to sake fire safety seriously in the workplace. Here are some good fire safety practices for your business:
- Evacuation Plan – Develop a plan on the best ways to evacuate the building in an emergency. There should be multiple clear exit paths out of the building. It’s not enough to just design these evacuation plans, you have to make sure that your employees also know the proper ways to exit the building should something occur. Place the plan around the building in highly visible locations and have fire drills with your staff to ensure everyone knows the proper safety procedures
- Fire Protection – Based on the kind of business that is operated you make need different fire protection systems. Sprinklers or a Suppression System should be installed depending on the type of work that is being done and the type of fires that could potentially happen. Make sure to set up regular inspections so that everything is functioning properly should they ever need to be used.
- Fire Extinguishers – Fire extinguishers should be strategically placed around your building and clearly labeled so they are easy to find. Make sure your employees are trained on the proper use of fire extinguishers and where the location of each one is. You should have them inspected regularly in accordance with fire code.
- Teach! – Fire safety should be a part of your company policies. Educate your staff on proper equipment use and other fire hazards and have proper responses to emergencies clearly stated.
Sometimes accidents happen that are out of our control, but if you make sure that your business follows proper fire safety procedures, you’ll be able to reduce the danger to your staff and potentially turn a catastrophe into a minor problem.