As a business owner, it is your responsibility to ensure the safety of your employees. In the event of a fire, everyone inside your establishment needs to be able to safely exit the premises. For that reason, a well-crafted fire evacuation plan is an absolute must. We have compiled a few essential tips for creating a rock-solid fire evacuation plan for your business!
Choose A Safe Place To Meet
One of the first things you need to do when creating a fire evacuation plan is to choose a meeting spot outside. This place should be a safe distance away from the building. For example, it could be the other side of the parking lot. In the event of a fire, people need to know exactly where to go so someone in charge can take a headcount to ensure everyone is out of the building.
The best way to ensure that everyone is on the same page with your fire evacuation plan is to practice it regularly. This needs to be done at least once a year. Preferably, a few times throughout a year because of most commercial businesses onboard new hires in a twelve-month timespan.
As soon as the alarm sounds, everyone needs to know how to respond immediately. If the fire alarm sounds, everyone needs to know how to get out of the building by safely proceeding to the exit. Everyone also needs to know how to walk in a safe, orderly manner to exit the building.
Have Two Exit Points
It is important that every fire evacuation plan consists of two exits. In other words, have a backup plan. In the unlikely event that you are unable to go down a certain way because it is blocked you want there to be an alternative route for the people inside.
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