February 25, 2015
Occupational workplace safety has drastically improved over the last decade and fire safety has helped this effort. Stronger code regulations, employee training, and situational awareness have led to a decrease in the number of fires that have occurred. Fortunately, this reduction in fires has also resulted in a reduction of injuries and lives lost. Read below to learn how we are making great strides in the effort to create safer working conditions across the country.
Life and Asset Loss Prevention
In the time period between 2003 and 2012 the number of annual fire related deaths that occurred in the workplace dropped from 185 to 65. Less than half the lives lost means that our collective effort is getting the types of results that matter the most. Furthermore, businesses are losing less money due to fires. The non-residential building fire loss was down to $2.5 billion in 2012 from $2.8 billion in 2003. These statistics are something to be proud of, but that doesn’t mean there still isn’t a great deal of progress to be made.
If your business has not already, consider investing in a fire sprinkler system. They have proven to be extremely efficient in preventing fire damage. A fire sprinkler system’s effectiveness in preventing fire damage makes the investment extremely valuable. It doesn’t matter what kind of business you are running, that business is a much safer place to work when fire sprinklers have been installed. Bars and restaurants lose an average of $53,000 when fires occur in buildings without fire sprinklers. This figure is staggering when compared to the $13,000 average of property loss in buildings equipped with fire sprinkler systems. The benefits of fire sprinkler systems go beyond the traditional workplace as well. Schools with fire sprinklers see a $13,000 average reduction in property damage while heath care buildings save an average of $6,000.
The value in fire sprinkler systems goes well beyond the dollar value saved when a fire does actually occur in the workplace. Sprinklers not only save lives, but they give business owners peace of mind on a daily basis. Similar to a strong insurance policy, fire sprinklers ensure owners that they have taken the steps necessary to preserve the longevity and prosperity of their business and its employees. The statistics have shown that the investment in fire sprinklers is well worth the money! Reduce the amount of damage that would occur if your business fell victim to fire.