When it comes to keeping your employees and business safe, fire safety should never be neglected. Safety in case of fire emergencies, as well as fire prevention, are crucial to the safety of your workplace. From drills, to fire prevention policies, to automated sprinkler systems, to safety education, there are many steps you can take to prevent emergencies and keep your commercial space safe from fire hazards. All of these safety measures can seem overwhelming, especially in addition to managing your staff and the operations of your business. So where do you start? Luckily, we’ve got just the guide to help you. Read on for some basic things you should know about commercial fire safety.
Keep Your Alarms in Working Order
Building codes require you to install fire alarms and carbon monoxide detectors in proportion to your commercial space in case of emergencies. By keeping these alarms in working order, regularly changing batteries, and installing automated commercial sprinkler systems, you can help prevent safety hazards and disastrous losses to your business. An experienced contractor will be able to help you outfit your business with proper sprinklers and make sure the system works effectively. You should also have your system routinely inspected by a professional to ensure it’s still in good working order in case of a fire.
Electrical Maintenance is Essential
Between all the things you need to worry about day-to-day to keep your business running smoothly, you may take things like your electrical system for granted. But staying on top of electrical maintenance is key to preventing fires in your commercial space. Be sure to check the efficiency of your electrical system regularly.
Make Sure You Educate Your Employees About Fire Safety
Keeping your employees well informed about fire prevention and fire safety procedures is crucial to commercial fire safety. Make sure your employees know what to do in case of a fire, and are informed to the locations of fire extinguishers, as well as how to use them, in case of emergency.
No Smoking Policies Should Be Strictly Enforced
Consistency is key when it comes to effective commercial fire safety. Make sure your employees understand the reasons for policies that restrict smoking or other activities that can be hazardous in a commercial area. Hang clear and consistent signs and be sure that penalties for violating policy are consistent and strict. This can help stop an easily-preventable fire from occurring on the premises.
Commercial and Residential 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.