Safeguarding your business from fire damage is a multi-step process. By doing so properly, you can protect your property, employees, and customers in the event of an emergency. And this all starts with a comprehensive fire safety plan. Use this guide to double check the details of your plan. The longevity of your business may depend on it.
One of the most important steps you can take to prioritize fire safety in your commercial building is to keep your fire alarm systems functioning. Remember that the combination of sprinklers and warning systems can reduce injury, loss of life, and property damage by at least 50%. Hire a fire alarm service to come and perform annual inspections. They can perform fire sprinkler repair and inspect your alarm system as well. Your fire extinguishers should also be up to date. In addition to keep up with the condition of your systems, you should also confirm that your building is up to date on local fire codes.
Fire Prevention Plan
All of your employees should be trained on fire prevention. This is especially important if you work in am medical clinic, hotel, lab, or other facility where you may be working with flammable substances. Your local fire department and other commercial fire protection services may be able to help with this education, so reach out about education plans. As long as your employees are informed and you have accessible signage for fire prevention, you can improve awareness in your organization.
Despite the best prevention plans and equipment, emergencies do happen. This is why it’s important to have clear exits and evacuation routes marked around your commercial building. It is also a good idea to have a written emergency plan in multiple places around the building, so your employees can easily access it in the event of a fire.
As a business owner or manager, you have the responsibility to protect your building, employees, and customers from fires. Fortunately, with the right plan and by working with fire alarm services, you can easily achieve this. And again, do not hesitate to reach out to fire prevention professionals to fine tune your safety plan.