According to the National Fire Protection Association, there are more than 3,000 fires that take place in office buildings each year. If you’re the owner of one, you should take every possible precaution to prevent a fire from breaking out in your building. You should also come up with a plan that’ll help you put out a fire quickly in the event that one does start in your building. Here are some of the best ways to keep your building safe.
Talk to your employees about fire prevention and fire safety.
When is the last time you sat down with your employees and spoke with them about fire prevention and fire safety? If you aren’t sure, that likely means it’s been way too long since the last time you did it. Talk to your employees about the ways in which they can reduce the chances of a fire breaking out in your building. Make sure they know what to do if a fire ever starts, too, and show them the best ways to exit your office building safely.
Keep your office building clean and free of combustible materials.
Is there clutter located all throughout your office building? This could cause a fire to spread quickly if one starts. It’s why you should clean up your building on a regular basis and keep it as clutter-free as you can get it. You should also avoid storing any combustible materials on any floor of your building. This will stop a fire from spreading out of control.
Install smoke detectors, a fire alarm system, and fire sprinklers.
Do you have the right fire alarm products installed within your office building? You should have smoke detectors in the right places, a fire alarm system, and even fire sprinklers to put out a fire if it starts. Additionally, you should get into the habit of testing the various components of your fire alarm system so that you know they’re always in good working order.
Life Safety Consultants can supply you with all the fire alarm products you’ll need to install a new fire alarm system or update an older one. Call us at 888-557-0558 to obtain products for your office building.