Our team at Life Safety Inspections is dedicated to helping you with all your fire safety needs. While it’s important to invest in the best fire suppression systems, fire extinguishers, and other equipment, it’s equally important for you and your team to follow good fire safety protocols in your day-to-day operations. In this article, we will go over a few steps you can take to improve fire safety in the workplace.
- Fire Safety Training- One way to improve fire safety in the workplace is to make sure your employees receive regular training in proper fire safety practices. Your team members should all know where your fire extinguishers are located and how to operate one. In addition, you should discuss when to use fire extinguishers and when to call the fire department—if the fire is small and contained, use the fire extinguisher right away to prevent it from spreading, but if the fire is large, they should call the fire department at once.
- Fire Evacuation Drills- Another important part of fire safety in the workplace is to make a clear plan for evacuation in the event of a fire and make sure everyone knows what to do in that situation. Hold regular fire drills to practice these emergency procedures.
- Communicate Fire Safety Procedures- A third key part of fire safety in the workplace is clear communication. You should routinely review your fire evacuation plans and fire safety procedures with your team, but you should also have clear written documentation of these steps posted around the workplace to remind everyone. We recommend that you post maps of your workplace on the doors and in the halls, with clearly marked evacuation routes.