Workplace Fire Response

If you’re like most business owners, your company is your livelihood. Protecting your organisation and all that it takes to run it is critical.

Fire damage spreads a lot further than just what the flames manage to reach. Corrupting other larger structures and reducing most things to ash, you should also consider how much damage is caused as a result of smoke. Smoke is attracted to cool areas and rises, so it travels through vents, plumbing, and any other openings in order to ascend and damage higher areas.

The best way to protect your small business from fire damage is to be aware of potential fire hazards and take the necessary precautions to make sure a preventable fire doesn’t ruin your company. Obviously, contacting a local authority on fire safety for recommendations specific to your company is a great first step. It is also important to allocate fire marshals within your workforce and ensure they are fully trained.

It is also essential to have completed your premises fire risk assessment in compliance with The Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005.  You are required to do this by law, in the event of fire damage your insurance may be invalid if you have not.

The two most common sources of a fire in a workplace are two simple ones to avoid. Firstly, test and inspect your electrical portable appliances, (extension cables, kettles and microwaves for example) to ensure they are free from defects. Second, don’t overload the electrical installations in the building. Ensure you use surge protectors and multiple outlines to avoid creating this common fire hazard.

Written by Sivatech Business Solutions.

Based in Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire.

Sivatech Business Solutions Limited are first for your organisation, when you need room hire, warehousing & storage, property maintenance training and e-learning.

 

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