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Keeping Track of Fire Safety at Your Business

12/15/2021 (Permalink)

workers reviewing escape plans on a wall If you are dealing with the aftermath of a fire at your business, contact SERVPRO of Paulding/Polk Counties.

For business owners, there are few things more important for the safety of you and your staff
than ensuring you have the right fire protections in place. Fires can be absolutely devastating for
businesses, with over half never being able to recover after the damage—but fortunately, there
are plenty of ways to decrease the likelihood that you will ever experience a fire at all.

All businesses are subjected to certain fire codes set forth by the National Fire Protection
Association, which provide a great guideline for making sure you are being as safe as possible.
In addition to adhering to fire codes when you are first starting out, it is also important to make
sure you are regularly auditing your fire safety efforts to be sure nothing slips through the
cracks. Below, we have listed out some helpful tips for doing just that.

Keeping Track of Your Fire Prevention Efforts in the Workplace

Make sure you have enough (working) fire extinguishers. It is required that all commercial
spaces have fire extinguishers on the premises, though how many and where they are located will vary depending on your specific situation. That being said, it is important to check your fire
extinguishers regularly—while they do have a long shelf life, there will be an indicator on each
one that will let you know if it is time to be replaced.

Check or install commercial sprinkler systems. While not every business is required to have a sprinkler system, they can be a great investment for any commercial space. Sprinkler systems are extremely effective at stopping fires quickly, so even if your business is not technically
required by codes to have them, it might be worth considering having a sprinkler of some sort
put into place.

Be sure you are reviewing fire safety with your staff. Fire safety efforts are great, but if your staff is ill-prepared for a fire, they can be all for naught. Make sure you are regularly going over fire routes, fire exits, evacuation protocols and fire extinguisher use with your staff. That way, everyone will know exactly how to take action in the event that a fire begins, which can eliminate confusion in a panicking situation.

If you are dealing with the aftermath of a fire at your business, you can depend on us. Contact
us today to learn more about our fire restoration services.

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