One of the most important elements of any business is ensuring that it is safe and secure for both customers and employees. Though some businesses are lucky enough to never have to deal with a fire, it is good to be prepared just in case. Emergencies can be very scary, so preparation is key to saving as many lives as possible. Here is how to enhance fire safety in the workplace.
Fire Alarm System
Most businesses are required to have some sort of fire alarm system for fire safety. However, you want to make sure you are checking it on a regular basis to make sure it is still working properly. Fire drills are a great way to do this, as well as a great way to test out your fire evacuation plan. You want to check the fire alarm for any orange lights that would indicate some problem. If you see a warning light on your fire alarm system, contact a professional immediately.
You also want to check your emergency lighting on a regular basis. If something happens and the power goes out, the emergency lighting should kick in to help ensure everyone’s safety. You can test it by cutting off the power and making sure that the lights come on. Some places will have a key slot next to the lights where a key can be inserted to check that the lights are working. You may also want to invest in an emergency power generator.
Getting your fire extinguishers serviced once a year is a great way to enhance fire safety. You can also implement a mandatory fire extinguisher training for employees to make sure that everyone knows how to properly use one. All your fire extinguishers should be in visible areas that are easy to get to.
Check Escape Routes
In order for your fire evacuation plan to be effective, the doors and escape routes needs to be working. You want to test our your escape routes the same way that you test any other fire safety equipment. Check to make sure that no fire exits are blocked by anything and that fire doors haven’t become stuck for any reason. Keep escape routes clean and clear of any clutter.
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