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Fire prevention tips for your business

6/29/2022 (Permalink)

Green background with orange SERVPRO logo and title. A fire can cause severe damage to business structures, equipment, and even inventory.

A fire can cause severe damage to business structures, equipment, and even inventory. A business owner should focus on fire risk assessment, fire prevention, and staff education to help reduce the chance of fire and smoke damage.

Here are three tips to help:
1. Have fire protection equipment:  You might want to look into an automatic sprinkler system, this will provide primary fire protection for your business. Make sure that employees should be aware of the location of fire extinguishers throughout the building.
2. Fire safety in the workplace: Your employees part of your team but they’re also essential assets to your business. Make sure your employees know what to do if there's a fire. You will want to conduct a fire drill several times a year to keep employees aware of safety protocol.
3. Evacuation plan: Any business should post a fire evacuation plan in several spots around the workplace. Make sure to never include elevators in an evacuation plan and to always use the stairs. In case of fire injuries, your staff should be familiar with the location of the first-aid kit.

These are quick and simple fire tips should your business ever need them. If you are looking for help in creating an Emergency Readiness Plan, contact us today for no cost.

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