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3 Strategies That Could Stop a Business Fire

5/16/2022 (Permalink)

Warehouse Fire Inside A company should make sure workers know how to use and locate safety equipment such as fire alarms and fire extinguishers.

Three Strategies For Putting Out A Business Fire

Business owners and managers in Bath, ME, should spend at least some time, energy and money on fire prevention strategies. The payoff can be quite large, especially if a potentially damaging fire is stopped or minimized. A couple of strategies can be implemented without high costs and the third option is among the most effective methods a company can use to stop a business fire.

1. Educate Employees

A company should make sure workers know how to use and locate safety equipment such as fire alarms and fire extinguishers. A designated safety officer can take the lead on fire-related issues, from determining the best types of extinguishers to buy for reducing fire damage to organizing fire safety training for all personnel. At the minimum, employees should know who to call in case of a fire, where to evacuate for safety and how to contact a local fire restoration company for professional fire cleanup.

2. Develop a Sound Fire Prevention Plan

Companies often have a legal responsibility to prepare and print a plan to limit fires. OSHA regulations require a written plan to be in place (and available to employees) in any business with more than 10 employees. The plan should cover critical information such as a list of all fuel hazards on site, potential ignition sources and their control, the names and duties of key safety personnel and the maintenance plan for all critical fire safety equipment.

3. Install a Sprinkler System

While installing automatic fire sprinklers in a facility is not cheap, it can quickly stop a fire before it gets out of control. Sprinklers have the capacity to extinguish fires even when no one is present in the building, turning a potentially catastrophic situation into a manageable one.

Fire prevention is vital to the success of a business. Each company should consider the best methods for its unique situation.

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