Workplace Fire Safety Tips
Most fires attended by fire rescue is in non-residential workplaces. Some common causes of fire in the workplace are faulty equipment, clutter, human error, and combustible materials on site. Arson makes up a large percentage of the fires on business premises.
Teaching your employees what to look for and steps to follow can create a safe environment. Listed below are steps for employees to follow and practice to keep them in control in case of a fire outbreak. 1. Have your employees get organized. Clutter can contribute to fires and block exits.
- Make sure there is a designated area for employees to smoke. Smoking should never be done in or around chemical staging area.
- Make sure all equipment is maintained and any faulty wiring is reported
- Make sure all chemicals are stored properly with adequate ventilation
- Make sure all employees know where the exits are. Have each exit posted and marked.
- Employees should have a list of emergency contacts and their phone numbers. Have the numbers to the business, address, and floor plan readily available.
Prevention is always better, and risk can be greatly reduced by following and maintaining safety measures. Keep your business and employees safe by staying organized, maintaining equipment, storing chemicals properly, know exit route, and keeping a list of all emergency contacts.