Fire Preparedness Tips for Business Owners | SERVPRO® of Romulus
Understanding the risks you face from a business perspective is essential to best operating practices, but it is wise to understand the risks that an emergency such as a fire can cause for your business as well. Workplace fires can be dangerous for everyone involved, but when the workplace is your business, there is another layer of worry present.
The good news is that making fire preparations is not an extensive time commitment and has a big payoff for your business. Implementing these simple tips will help you protect your investment and keep your staff safe, ensuring you can recover quickly if a fire occurs.
Business Owners Should Know These Fire Safety Tips
Follow code guidelines and inspection schedules. Knowing the fire codes for commercial properties should be step No. 1 when evaluating your fire preparedness. Adhering to these codes, following regular inspection schedules and making sure everything is up to standard can go a long way in protecting your business.
Identify your specific risks. Because of all the factors that go into fire risks, every business faces different hazards that should be guarded against. For example, businesses with many flammable chemicals may face different risks from businesses with a plethora of electronics—making it wise to recognize these specific risks and prepare for them as well as you are able.
Create (and practice) a fire evacuation plan. In the event of the fire alarm sounding, making sure your staff stays safe is much simpler when they are already prepared on the protocol. Regular fire evacuation drills with different scenarios and exit maps can keep them prepared for any situation, making sure everyone is calm and confident when it comes time to execute the plan.
Have regular fire safety seminars with staff. Along with escape drills, discussing fire safety tips specific to your workplace can help everyone practice fire safety throughout the workday. Directing staff to fire extinguisher locations and posting fire safety reminders through the office will help everyone stay on the same, safe page.
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