How would you respond to a fire emergency in your office? The answer to this question is essential to keeping people alive and safe. If a fire were to break out, it’s necessary to prepare with a plan that safely leads people to safety outside of the building. Your office fire emergency plan should consist of a network of components that work together to alert people of an emergency and direct them safely away from the flames. Read on for more important information about office fire emergency plans.
Make sure that all exits on every floor and at the end of every corridor are marked and open. If the electricity goes out, the lights on the exit doors should have battery backup systems that allow them to be lit in the darkness continually. Make sure that these emergency exits have been used during evacuation drills so that everyone knows where they should go to leave the building safely. If elevators are shut down, designate employees to help with people who may need assistance down the steps. Finally, choose a meeting place for everyone a safe distance away from the building.
Alarms and Testing
All fire alarm systems should be checked regularly to ensure that they are working correctly in case of an emergency. The testing will also help employees become familiar with the sound so that they know what it means when they hear it during a real crisis. It is also important to announce any emergency tests to your employees, so they are not alarmed by the sound.
Equipment and Response
Your office should be equipped with all the necessary fire protection systems appropriate for the specific characteristics of the building. The appropriate type of sprinkler system, a sufficient number of fire extinguishers, and fire suppression and pumps should work together to create a network that completely covers your office building for all kinds of fire emergencies.
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