The overall fire safety of the establishments is one of the most important requirements for business owners to fulfil. Usually, before they open their establishment, they consult a fire safety engineering service for the fireproofing of the building through a performance based fire safety design.
Business owners also have a few ways to maintain fire safety of the establishment:
- Opt for fire-resistant construction materials
Did you know that there are fire-resistant construction materials you can use at your establishment, even at your home? Fire-retardant doors, fire-resistant carpets and floorings, and fireproof drywall are only a few examples of these materials. These materials cannot put out the fire, but they can definitely delay the spread and contain the fire in one place.
You can ask your fire safety consultancy for these construction materials.
- Periodic electric maintenance
Faulty electrical wirings are one of the causes of many house and establishment fires. Never skip periodic electric maintenance. It will replace your old and exposed wires, change broken outlets, and prevent circuit overload.
Electrical safety is a crucial part of fire safety engineering.
- Clean your surroundings
Cleaning the surroundings is the easiest step to making your establishment fireproof. For example, in restaurants, grease and oil that accumulate in the kitchen vents is a fire hazard. Exposed flammable chemicals in factories are also fire hazards.
You don’t need a fire safety consultancy to tell you how to clean and remove fire hazards from your establishments.
- Keep your fire-protection systems up to date
Never forget to recalibrate your smoke alarms regularly. Always check the expiry date of your fire extinguisher. Avoid putting blockages on the path leading to your fire exit. Make sure your sprinklers and emergency lights work properly.
- Train your staff
Besides reminding your staff to keep the establishment clean and store flammable materials properly, you can also teach them the evacuation plan.
You can ask your fire safety consultancy for the appropriate fire evacuation plan.
You can maintain the fire preparedness of your staff and establishment by applying these tips.
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