Business Fire Prevention Tips
Here are some tips you can use to help keep employees and co-workers safe by preventing a fire from breaking out at your place of business.
There are many threats to a business owners livelihood – some preventable and others not. While not every fire can be prevented, there are some steps you and your employees can take to reduce the risk of a fire starting in the workplace.
- For starters, never overload an electrical outlet or power strip.
- Another way to reduce the risk of a fire is to keep flammable material and chemicals away from electrical outlets, power strips, and areas that experience higher-than-normal levels of heat, such as an oven or water heater.
- Excess clutter can act as fuel for a fire and help it spread to other areas.
Always keep entry and exit points clear as well as electrical panels and avoid blocking off fire extinguisher, fire alarms and fire sprinklers.
Of course, no amount of preparation and care can prevent office fires 100% percent of the time. Because of this, we strongly urge you to develop a fire preparedness plan and rehearse it once a month with your employees. In addition, making sure everyone in the office knows how to use a fire extinguisher (and knows where they are located) is crucial in the event that a fire does occur.
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