Fire Protection Tips For Businesses

by / Thursday, 28 May 2015 / Published in Business, Fire Safety, Training & Evacuation

We know too well at London Fire and Safe the devastation and damage a fire in your business could cause. Of course, at worst, the loss of life is irreplaceable. But important documents, office furniture and technology can also cause distress if lost in fires.

When you allow our specialist team, London Fire and Safe, to take care of the fire safety in your business you provide your assets and your staff with invaluable protection from unwanted harm due to fire.

We have the specialist expertise to offer training in your workplace and top of the range Australian standard approved fire safety equipment. You can contact our office at London Fire and Safe for information on the services we can provide your business.

In the meantime, keep reading for some great fire protection safety tips.

Suitable equipment

Without the right equipment in place at your business it will be impossible to protect the contents and staff in the building from fire. It is essential to see that all products required are present. Lighting, fire safety doors, blankets and extinguishers are a must.

Signage is also important to keep on the wall as a refresher for all present regarding what is expected and what the plan is in the event of a fire.

Evacuation planning

When you employ the services of our team we will put in place a suitable evacuation plan and facilitate training so that all management and staff are aware of the procedure. Things such as knowing the amount of steps to make in case they are unable to see and an alternative exit to use are important.

There should be a staff member or two appointed to oversee the safe execution of the fire evacuation. It is important that these people are able to stay calm in times of great stress and that they remain focused.

Safe practices

To prevent the risk of fire it is important for businesses to instil safe practices in the office. Always ensure electrical equipment and computers are not placed in such a way that they can overheat. For example, cords for electrical equipment should not be secured underneath table legs, and when not in use, appliances should be switched off and unplugged.

Computers should be completely switched off at night unless it is absolutely necessary to leave them on. Safety should always be considered when it comes to staff members who smoke cigarettes, always making sure they are properly extinguished.

All staff members need to be aware of what is expected when it comes to fire safety and report any fire risks or hazards that they think may be present.