When you’re working in the fast-paced atmosphere of a modern office, it’s easy to let something like fire safety slip through the cracks. After all, why would you waste time thinking about something that has such a small likelihood of happening when there are clients on the phone to worry about right this minute? However, the harsh truth is that offices that fail to have good fire safety plans in place have a much higher likelihood of experiencing terrible damage--or worse--in the event of a fire. It’s worth it to go over a few major aspects of a fire safety plan to ensure that your office won’t have to suffer major losses if the worst does happen.
Fire Safety Measures
The most important thing to have in place is some kind of fire alarm system. Fire alarms give you precious warning in the event of a fire, when the difference between life and death can come down to how quickly you can react. In addition, you should have an up-to-date fire extinguisher with a clear marking showing where it is, and employees should know where to find it and how to operate it. You might want to look into getting a sprinkler system installed in your office, which would greatly reduce the chances of death or injury in the event of a fire.
At least once a year you should have a fire drill in your office where you and your employees go through the basic procedures to execute in the event of a fire. Make sure you record the results and go over any problems and confusions, to ensure that everyone will know what to do should a real fire break out.
At Fire Extinguisher Sales & Service, we know how much safety means to you. We can install and service your fire suppression systems for you, so that you can focus on your business. Contact us today and let us safeguard your office!