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4 Fire Prevention Tips

12/30/2020 (Permalink)

People escape to fire exit door An escape plan is a crucial part of your fire safety plan

Ways To Prevent A Fire In Your Commercial Building

A fire in your commercial business in Cranston, MA, is something many don't want to think about. However, fire prevention is an important topic that business owners should think about when thinking about the overall safety of their building. There are many ways to prevent fires in a commercial building.


1. Minimize the Risk
There are many ways to minimize the risk of a fire in your commercial building. You should keep flammable objects, such as papers, files, curtains, and cleaning supplies away from any space heaters or other heating objects. If you have a kitchen or break room, practice safe cooking practices, and make sure your employees are aware of fire safety practices.


2. Install Fire-Safety Tools
Smoke alarms and sprinkler systems are crucial in fire prevention and minimizing damages of fires. Especially within a commercial building, building-wide sprinkler systems can help keep everyone safe. In addition, be sure to keep smoke alarms up to date with regulations, including changing the batteries routinely. Your smoke alarms should also have a strobe light or other system to alert those who are hard of hearing.


3. Have an Escape Plan
An escape plan is a crucial part of your fire safety plan. Having adequate escape routes and keeping them around the office or building so that everyone is aware of them can help in case of an emergency. In the event of a business fire, everyone should be able to locate the escape routes. Go over them with any new employees and have refreshers at least annually to ensure everyone is aware.


4. Appoint a Safety Officer
A safety officer in your building is a way to make sure someone is always up to date with the escape routes, planning fire prevention tactics and keeping others up to date as well. Your fire safety officer should be someone reliable and knowledgeable, as they will be the person others look to in case of a fire.
If your commercial business has suffered any type of fire damage, be sure to call in a professional fire restoration company to help you begin the recovery process.

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