Everyone understands the inherent dangers of fire and how it can affect every facet of their lives. It can be a little confusing, however, to figure out how to best protect yourself, your employees, and your property. It’s critically important to have emergency plans in place and to have a fire suppression system adequate for the needs of your building, yet not very many business owners take much time to think about these things after plans and systems have been implemented. Fire safety requires constant vigilance. If you are a business owner, here are four questions you should be asking about your company’s fire prevention practices.
1. Are Fire Hazard Risks Being Assessed Properly?
Some businesses will always have greater fire risks than others, but almost none will have zero risks. These risks need to be identified and assessed properly by business 0wners in order for proper fire prevention practices and equipment to be implemented. Check with your local government to see if a fire marshal can come to assess your building’s risks, or have a professional fire suppression team from a company like Biles Fire Protection perform an assessment.
2. Do You Have Adequate Emergency Plans in Place?
Business owners need to have an evacuation plan ready in case of an emergency, and employees need to be trained on what to do if a fire were to break out. In addition, if your building utilizes fire extinguishers, they need to know how to use them.
3. Is Your Fire Suppression System Adequate?
Different fire risks will require different fire suppression systems. An office space will need something much different than an industrial facility. And while your building might have a sprinkler system installed, it may not be up to code or compliant with municipal regulations.
4. Have You Scheduled Regular Equipment Inspections?
You can have all of the proper equipment and plans in place, but it’s still not enough if you don’t have them inspected periodically. Some tests can be performed on your own, while others will require the help of a professional fire suppression team. Keep your employees and property safe at all times and make sure routine maintenance is a part of your fire safety efforts!
Commercial Fire Protection from Biles Fire Protection
Biles Fire Protection can help with all of your residential or commercial fire safety needs. We have the equipment and expertise to install wet sprinkler systems or dry sprinkler systems at affordable prices. We are well known for our top-notch customer service, quick response times, and reliable support and maintenance. To get a quote for your sprinkler system, fill out our online request form. For more information and to chat about how we can help meet your fire safety needs, visit us online or give us a call at (443) 701-8330. To get more fire safety tips and information, follow us on Facebook, Twitter, Google+, and Pinterest.