Winter is here and temperatures are dropping. Turning the heat up can result in disaster if your business fire safety processes and procedures are not efficient or working effectively. Can you afford to risk your safety and those of your employees and customer?
- Check your smoke alarms regularly! Often we default to checking our smoke alarms a couple of times a year. With winter coming now is a good time to take preventative action and make sure that safety is put to the forefront.
- Check your appliances! Are they safe? It is best practice to treat the cause of the problem to avoid a fire by undertaking a safety audit. Engaging professionals to determine if your electrical appliances are safe to use is a cost-effective way to averting a potential fire danger.
3. The size of your fire extinguishers matters! Establishing your safety needs and ensuring that you have the right size fire extinguisher, the right type of fire extinguishers, the right number of fire extinguishers and the right positioning of fire extinguishers to avert a fire emergency effectively and efficiently is a simple and smart action that can save lives.
4. Are you prepared? In the event of a fire, what is your emergency plan? Do you have an evacuation plan and if so have you communicated this to all involved? Do you have a first aid kit and if so is it complete?
5. Are you audit ready? If a fire or safety emergency happened in your business do you have digital records and photo date stamping that will establish a timeline for your ‘test and tag’ reporting and insurance?
Take action now! Establishing a visible and transparent plan is integral to providing a safe workplace where your employees and customers can feel protected as they go about their day to day interactions with your business.
Originally posted 2017-05-29 15:02:09.