Treat every alarm as though it is a real emergency, even if the initial source is unknown.
Call the fire department or 911 at the earliest and request for first responders to reach your location.You never know how things might turn out and if you will have time to call later or not. In the event that it was a false alarm caused due a product error,you can call 911 and update the status.
Do not try to switch off the alarm until you are double sure that it was an error and not a fire incident. It would be better to let a fire department official or your contracted agency to check and confirm the same.
Identify The Hazards
Identify the hazards that can cause fire and try to remove them as much as possible. Cigarettes, electrical wiring, open flame cooking etc. can be a serious cause of fire. Try to divide your premises in zones so that they are separated fairly, the fire is restricted in the zone, and the damage is controlled. Zoning your premises also helps in providing clarity to your staff as to where to go in the event of a fire.
Hold Regular Fire Drills
Practice makes a man perfect. This saying is apt for a fire scenario. This avoids unnecessary panic and confusion among your staff and helps you to evacuate more effectively. National Fire Protection Association [NFPA] mandates business to have an escape plan ready. Get in touch with our company to help you prepare your escape plan. You may send us an email at [email protected]
Put up appropriate signages in your premises to educate your employees about the location of the fire hoses, firefighting equipment’s, exits, and other important information. This helps your staff to memories and act habitually in the event of a fire. This would also aid your business associates and fire marshals to ensure proper and quick evacuation.
Check and make sure that your fire extinguishers and fire alarms are functional all the time. It would also be wise to check that all the wiring and electrical appliances are working properly to reduce the chances of a fire starting due to a short circuit. Catstrong LLC provides an option of an estimate to its customers. An option is also provided to set up a regular maintenance contract so that you can concentrate on you actual work and not worry about fire safety.
Contact Catstrong LLC, we aim to be your single point of contact for fire safety solutions. Call us on (512) 879-6118 to know more.