Protecting Your Business by Reducing Fire Hazards
As a business owner, there will be many safety issues to consider regarding risks to your business, staff and visitors. You should spend a little extra time planning for and working toward reducing the risk of a fire. There are several steps you can take to protect your business which include focusing on fire risk assessment, fire prevention and staff education.
First, you should look around your facility to assess the fire hazard risks. In some areas, the local government may provide a visit from a fire marshal who will help identify these risks and provide guidance on your fire prevention plan.
Make sure that you have the right fire protection equipment in place. This would include an automatic sprinkler system, smoke detectors and fire extinguishers on each floor.
Last, but definitely not least, make provision for your employees’ safety. Make sure that everyone knows what to do in case of fire by creating a fire plan and reviewing it with your staff. Conduct fire drills at least once a year to keep the fire safety protocol fresh, and take time to review evacuation plans and where the first-aid kits are located.
Despite best efforts with fire prevention, the worst could always happen at your business. If a fire has damaged your business, SERVPRO of Fayetteville is available to help make it "Like it never even happened."