July 8, 2014
Safety in the workplace is a top priority for any business owner or manager. However, the daily work routines of offices and manufacturing sites can often distract the minds of those responsible for providing their employees with safe area to perform their jobs.
No matter how distracted or busy a business’ management becomes, time should be taken periodically to make their place of work is as fire resistant and safe as it can possibly be. Take a moment to carefully read the fire safety tips below, simple precautionary measures could be the difference between an employee’s safety and the existence of your business.
The most obvious thing that a business owner can do to create a fire safe work environment is to have their building inspected. An inspection will ensure that the workplace is in compliance with all fire safety codes.
Do you have fire hydrants outside of your place of business? If you do, have them flushed out periodically and maintained.
A clean work place is a fire safe work place. Make sure that isles and hallways are free of clutter and debris. Exiting the building needs to take place in an efficient manner in the event of a fire.
Fire is the most common of all business disasters (Ready.gov), so protect your businesses most valuable assets by taking the time and effort to run a safe work place. Make fire and life safety a priority!