Are you the owner of a commercial building? Have you taken the necessary steps when it comes to fire prevention? Fires occur in commercial facilities more often than people realize! For that reason, it is a good idea to always plan for the worst when it comes to fire safety. With that said, here are a few of the basics of fire prevention for your commercial building!
Fire Alarms & Fire Extinguishers
The importance of fire alarms in commercial facilities cannot be overstated. They have saved countless lives over the years and are an extremely valuable asset for every building. In a way, alarms serve as the first line of defense in a fire prevention plan. It is important that they are regularly inspected to ensure they are always functioning properly. If a fire were to occur inside of a commercial building, having functioning fire extinguishers on site could prevent your building from going up in flames. Nowadays, there are many types of portable fire extinguishers such as water and foam, carbon dioxide, dry or wet chemical, and clean agent fire extinguishers. It is also important for all employees to know how to operate the fire extinguishers in your building.
Every commercial facility should have a clear fire evacuation plan. It is important that all staff members are properly educated on all aspects of the fire prevention measures for your building. If the fire alarm sounds, all employees should know to safely exit the building and know how to get to their designated meetup location. Also, there should always be clear paths to the exits. Anything that can get in people’s way is a fire hazard and needs to be moved immediately.
Emergency Lighting & Exit Signs
It is important that buildings have emergency lighting systems in place to ensure that everyone can leave the building safely. Also, there should be clearly marked exit signs as well. They should always be lit up and visible from all parts of a room. There is no reason why a person should have to struggle to find the exit signs inside of the building.
Commercial Fire Safety 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.