Implementing a Fire Safety Program for Your Business
Once a fire begins, it can take just seconds for it to spread. And if you’re in an industry that manufactures or works with flammable chemicals or products, the risk for danger increases dramatically. But even if you work in a relatively safe, non-flammable office environment, it is still critical to be fluent in fire safety. Believe it or not, it’s estimated that there are about 6,000 office fires each year. Allstar Alarm encourages each and every one of its business customers to develop a fire safety program to keep employees safe.
How to set up a Fire Safety Program at Work
Depending on the size of your business, you may consider setting up a fire safety committee to be in charge of implementing a fire safety program. The committee should first put together a fire prevention plan. Check out thisSelf-Inspection Check List provided by the Michigan Department of Licensing & Regulatory Affairs to ensure that your business is up to standards. By taking care of any potential dangers, you will decrease the chance of a fire occurring in the first place.
In addition to completing a fire prevention plan, your business should implement procedures for evacuations, should the need arise. Draw up a floor plan of your business and determine emergency escape routes for each area. Be sure each employee is properly trained on the evacuation plan and is aware of any safety-related policies. Educate employees on how to properly use fire extinguishers and what to do in the case of an emergency. The U.S. Department of Labor has put together a guide to help businesses plan for workplace emergencies and evacuations.
Allstar Alarm Commercial Fire Systems
Take your fire safety program to the next level with Allstar Alarm’s fire detection systems. Our fire systems include smoke and heat detectors, sprinkler systems, and pull stations and are professionally installed to meet national, state, and local fire codes. As a business owner, you can have peace of mind knowing that Allstar Alarm’s state-of-the-art equipment will detect the first sign of a fire, giving you plenty of time to safely evacuate your staff and put an end to the fire before it spreads. To learn more about our commercial fire systems, give us a call at (800) 854-9705 or send us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org.