Fire Safety Tips to Protect Your Northern Lake County Business
One fire can completely destroy a company’s finances and productivity. In severe instances, this risk can lead to a closure. In addition to ensuring you are compliant with all fire safety codes, here are some tips to mitigate the threat fires pose to your business.
Have the Right Equipment
Make sure you have functioning smoke alarms and extinguishers in the workplace at all times. A fire suppression system is also recommended.
Minimize Flammable Materials in Storage
Packaging materials, paper files and batteries, as well as other common office items can be highly flammable. Minimize the amount of these materials kept in the workplace, and safely store those that are kept.
Manage Electronics Safely
When leaving for the day, always turn off everything plugged into an outlet. Make sure electrical cords are not damaged as broken wires can start fires, and never allow circuits to be overloaded.
Regularly Check Fire Alarms
Conduct monthly checks to ensure that all fire alarms, as well as the systems that monitor the building, are functioning properly. Alert employees therein to give them ample time to evacuate in the event of a fire.
Have a Written Plan
Write out a plan that includes evacuation protocols, fire prevention policies, emergency phone numbers, and all other matters pertaining to procedures. Make sure all employees have access to the plan. SERVPRO of Gurnee can help create an Emergency Ready Plan (ERP) to keep a digitally accessible record of your plan and important information.
In the event your business is affected by fire, smoke, or soot damage, don’t hesitate to call on the professionals at SERVPRO of Gurnee. We are here to help 24/7/365. We can be reached at 847-838-2954.