Best Practices to Prevent Workplace Fires
Your office may look safe but it presents a lot of unique potential hazards and workplace fires is one of the most fatal and destructive. Many lost their lives around the globe in their own business facility. Thousands more are getting injured and it also results to business losses every year. Sad to say most fires are caused by poor training and carelessness.
Hiring a security agency is the best way to protect your business and employees. A security Agency will provide you with safety procedures to prevent any occurrence of fires and if a fire did occurred, their security officers will be there to react fast to save you, your staffs and your property. The security Agency will assign you with a security consultant that will assess the potential fire hazards in your workplace. Your security consultant will teach you how to prevent fires by learning how to recognize fire hazards and prevent fires before they can start. We need to remember that correct working habits is the key to a safe workplace. Our actions plans should be preventive; the best way to fight fires is to prevent them from starting in the first place.
Here are some best practices in preventing workplace fires and injuries
- Work areas, aisles, walkways, stairways, and equipment should be kept clear of loose materials, trash, scraps, etc.
- Keep the aisles, fire exits, emergency equipment, or alarm pull stations with equipment or materials open and easily accessed.
- Avoid build up of combustible trash and waste such as paper, wood, cardboard, etc.
- Keep use and storage of flammables and combustibles to a minimum.
- Clean up all spills such as grease, oil, or water immediately. A delay could result in accidents
- Remove faulty electrical equipment, it produces heat and sparks that serve as ignition sources in the presence of flammable and combustible materials.
- Avoid using any item with a damaged or frayed electrical cord.
Keep in mind that preventing fires in the first place is the best way to fight them. Don’t be part of the statistic. Follow all safety prevention guidelines to keep you and your co-workers safe.
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