80% of businesses that have a major fire cease trading within 18 months. With figures such as this it’s easy to see the importance of having a competent and reliable fire alarm system in place to ensure you have adequate fire protection.
Therefore, it is important to consider your fire prevention/protection strategies. These should be reviewed and evaluated regularly to ensure your employees are well informed.
The following 3 tips will help to keep you, your employees and your premises protected and safe from fire;
Assess the risk of fire hazards:
A fire risk assessment will highlight and evaluate the number of fire hazards and risks around your premises. All work environments are different and so there will be different risks associated with each. By law if your business has 5 or more employees you must have a fire risk assessment carried out on the premises.
Have the correct fire protection equipment:
If you have a fire suppression system in place, this will provide primary fire protection for your business. Standard fire safety practices call for fire alarm systems and fire extinguishers on every floor.
Protect your people:
It is important for your employees to feel safe within their work environment the following can help prevent them from being injured in a fire;
Fire Plans: Make sure your employees know what to do if there is a fire. This can be done by conducting regular fire drills to keep employees aware of your workplace fire safety protocol.
Evacuation Plan: A fire evacuation plan should be placed strategically around the premises. Never include lifts in an evacuation plan; always use the stairs.
Instruct fire wardens: These are the people who lead the evacuation process they they are trained to ensure it is done quickly and efficiently.
First Aid: In case of fire injuries, your employees should be familiar with the location of the first-aid kit, which should be kept where possible hazards can occur most such as in the kitchen.
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