Fire safety is a top priority in any environment. You should never take the safety of your loved ones for granted and knowing how to protect them, and yourself holds great value.
What people may forget is that fire safety is not just important in your home, but also important in your work environment. It’s even possible that your workplace is more susceptible to fires than your home. Knowing what steps to take to avoid fire damage helps keep you and your co-workers out of harm’s way. Take these safety tips into consideration to prevent fire damage in your workplace.
Limit Power Outlets
Power outlets with many different plugs sticking out of them pose a serious threat for fire damage. There’s no universal number of cords that can be placed into one socket. However, as a general rule of thumb, don’t put in enough cords to pull the primary plugs down and slightly out of the outlet. If this happens, remove some of the plugs.
Office spaces are filled with clutter from the hustle and bustle of everyday business. This clutter can pave the way for a fire, and cause significant fire damage if the situation isn’t addressed immediately. Get rid of any clutter in your office whenever you see it. This not only makes your office more organized, but it also protects you from potential fire damage in the future.
Test Smoke Alarms
Your smoke alarms will be the first line of defense you have when a fire occurs. You want to be sure your smoke alarms are functional. This means you’ll want to test them every now and then to make sure they are still working. Replace the batteries in your smoke alarms if necessary.
Conduct Fire Drills
When a fire occurs, it only helps so much to tell people what they need to do. Situations like these can stir up panic if your office staff isn’t prepared. While actual fires will be more chaotic, having periodic fire drills can be a great help to learn standard procedures for when an actual fire takes place.
Be Cautious with Heat Sources
Offices tend to have plenty of different heat sources. If you have flammable objects near these heat sources, it could be where fire damage starts. Common causes of fire damage are damaged power cords and wires. That’s why you should check on them regularly and get them replaced when necessary. Also, when placing cords and wires, avoid placing them in areas where people can trip over them. This can get people hurt, and also damage your cords and wires.
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