Five Fire Safety Tips for the Office Kitchen
A small office kitchen fire is capable of leaving a devastating impact on the office, losing valuable resources, and millions of dollars to a fire. Strict safety measures should be implemented in the office kitchen as there could be many people working in the building, and safety is so important for staff and the facilities.
Here are five essential safety tips to help you get started:
1. Locate the office kitchen away from the workspace. Doing so will prevent loss on a larger scale during an outbreak, which may lead to the destruction of valuable office documents.
2. Replace worn or frayed power cords
Make sure kitchen appliances' power cords are intact always and are not exposed. Check if power cords of appliances are exposed and cover or replace it.
3. Watch food as it cooks
Standard working ethics advise there are designated time for work and break time. In order not to get distracted in the kitchen, avoid going there during working hours. If you have something to do, finish up before going to the office kitchen.
Turn off kitchen appliances before leaving the kitchen to avoid an outbreak.
4. Maintain a cleaning habit for kitchen appliances regularly
There may be spills of food on microwave, oven, and toaster, take it as a responsibility to remove the spillages and clean appliances except if you have a designated person for the job.
5. Train employees to use a fire extinguisher
Accidents are bound to happen anytime and anywhere. Staff members must be properly trained on how to use fire extinguishers and other safety measures to tackle and fire hazards they encounter while in the office.
Safety is essential anywhere we find ourselves. Employees should be kept abreast of the standard safety practices of NFPA and should know what to do when faced with fire challenges.