In this blog post we have put together three of the best practices for fire safety in the workplace. These include complying with regular inspections, creating an evacuation plan and committing to fire safety training. These best practices are essential for good fire safety in your workplace.
So, let’s look at these three best practices for fire safety in your workplace in a little more detail:
- Comply With Regular Inspections
It is essential that you have your fire safety equipment inspected on a regular basis. You also need to replace your fire extinguishers if they become damaged or have passed their expiration date. Our fire safety specialists can book an annual fire safety and fire extinguisher review in for you. Your building should also be inspected by the local fire department to ensure that your business meets all fire requirements including alarms, safety and extinguishers.
- Create An Evacuation Plan
It is important to have a fire evacuation plan in place. This should be practiced on a regular basis, especially if you have a larger team or a large business premise for your building. It is essential that you have clear signs around your business explaining what to do in case of an emergency as where they can access the evacuation route if there was a fire. You also need to have a meeting point outside of your business where people will meet on leaving the building. All employees need to be aware of this and direct any visitors, suppliers or customers to this location if there was an emergency.
- Commitment To Fire Safety Training
Make sure that the people within your business know what to in case of an emergency. Ensure that members of your team complete fire safety training and know how to operate a fire extinguisher. It’s important they know which fire extinguisher to use, how to use and when they need to use it. Fire safety training will help your team understand good fire safety and the importance of fire safety in your workplace.
If you need fire safety support or fire extinguishers in your business, call our fire safety experts now. They will be happy to run through any questions you have or come to your business to improve your fire safety.