Fire Safety Tips & Tools for Small Business

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Fires are a serious risk for businesses of all types. It’s up to employers, managers and employees to take the proper precautions to keep themselves, their co-workers and the company safe from fire hazards. Not to worry, we have several tools to help you out.

Lower the Risks of Fire

There are some simple things employees can do to prevent fires:

Combustible Storage

Make sure you always store combustible materials in a safe area. Fumes can travel a considerable distance and become ignited by a furnace, stove, electrical equipment or even a lit cigarette. If employees need to dispose of flammable liquids, they should not pour them down the drain. Employees need to be educated on the proper method of disposal. If employees have to burn wastepaper, they need to make sure it doesn’t contain explosive materials, such as aerosol or paint.

Inspect Equipment Regularly

Proper maintenance procedures are important for fire safety. If employees use electrical equipment or tools, they should inspect them regularly to make sure they are working correctly. They also should keep mechanical equipment properly lubricated to avoid excessive friction and keep spark arrestors on exhaust systems.

Preparing for a Fire

When a Fire Breaks Out

Employees should:

Emergency Response Plan

Fire Extinguisher Checklist

Crisis Communication Checklist