As a business owner, it is your top priority to maintain a safe working environment for your employees. One of the most vital parts of fire prevention is actually understanding the fire hazards within this working environment and having a proper fire prevention plan in place to handle them.
Below are the top three tips for business owners to protect their business and employees by preventing catastrophic fires in the office:
- Smoke detectors are your first line of defense and are absolutely critical for proper fire safety. As a business owner, having smoke detectors installed is by far one of the simplest things that you can do to help keep your employees and property safe at all times. As their name suggests, smoke detectors are actually made to sense smoke, which is one of the earliest signs of a fire, and help give employees enough time to safely make it out of the building.
- While smoke detectors alert building occupants of a fire, fire sprinkler systems and fire extinguishers help protect the physical property in your building. Strategically placed fire extinguishers in easily reachable areas can help employees stop small fires in their tracks before they cause major damage. It is important that they are placed in areas that are accessible by everyone in the building. Fire sprinkler systems are activated by the heat of a fire and will help save your business from being completely engulfed in flames.
- It is the responsibility of the business owner to have an emergency fire plan in place should a fire ever break out in the office. Preparing and educating your employees on what to do in the event of an emergency is one of the best things that you can do for your business. With this knowledge, employees will know what to do and where to go should a fire occur. Taking the time to prepare for the worst could one day help save many lives.
This may seem like a lot to remember, but don’t worry! The fire protection experts at A Total Solution, Inc. are here to help you! Contact our team of fire safety experts today to protect your business.