Fire Safety Tips for the Office
Fire outbreak can cause serious commotion in an office with everybody running about not knowing what to do next. This can lead to loss of documents, properties, and money. As a responsible business owner, protecting your facility and employees against fire breakouts should be taken seriously. It is the responsibility of real estate agents and business owners to be aware of fire prevention issues and measures needed to reduce the risks. In order to prevent and protect against fire outbreak, the following fire prevention tips are essential for an office.
- Enlighten your employees on the importance of fire safety
Educate your employees on fire safety measures to protect them and your office. Put up visible fire safety signs in strategic places in the office to remind employees of what to do during a fire outbreak. Ensure employees keep all the equipment in the proper order to avoid causing a fire.
- Install Automatic Sprinkler Systems and Fire Extinguishers
Install automatic sprinkler systems and place fire extinguishers in visible places in the office for emergency purposes.
- Strictly Enforce No Smoking Policies
Smoking should not be allowed within the office space. Cigarettes are a potential threat in the office, if not properly disposed of, it can cause a fire when in contact with papers and office furniture. Enforce strict smoking policies and penalties for defaulters.
- Do Not Store Combustible Products In Buildings Without Safety Measures In Place
Keep combustible materials far from the office. The store for such items should be isolated from the office to avoid unforeseen circumstances.
- Install Smoke Alarms and Detectors
The importance of installing smoke alarm detectors is to notify you of a fire outbreak in the building immediately. This gives you the opportunity and time to put out the fire before it escalates.
- Check Your Fire Alarms/Detection Regularly
Have the fire alarm systems checked and serviced regularly to ensure it can serve during a fire outbreak. Replace damaged or old fire alarm systems.
- Be in Touch with the Local Fire Department
Have your local fire department inspect your office space and give you professional advice concerning fire safety equipment and measure.
- Maintain Your Electrical Systems and Appliances
Electrical systems and appliances that have not been maintained can cause a fire. Ensure you use standard electrical wiring systems in the office. Check your electrical appliances regularly and repair/replace faulty/damaged appliances. Ensure employees turn off all electrical appliances before leaving the office.
Let the maintenance department check your building and electrical connections regularly to avoid sparks which may lead to a fire outbreak. Office fire can lead to a serious loss of funds. However, you can contact SERVPRO of Manteca and Modesto to help you restore your fire damaged property in the shortest time possible. We know the importance of staying open for business, that is why restoration of commercial properties gutted by fire is swiftly done to help you open your business quickly.