There are loads of time when people talk about preventing residential fires but it is also necessary to talk about fire safety at work. Every year there are fatal injuries and loss of lives at work places due to a fire breakout. Plus there is also a great deal of threat to the equipment and the building and therefore business owners should be a great deal more vigilant when it comes to practicing fire safety at work.
The following are some ways which would ensure fire safety at work. These include:
- The first thing which all office owner should ensure is to get rid of the clutter and become more organised. This is because clutter can lead to things being strewn around and increasing the risk of a fire. Similarly all the thing in a ware house should be kept in an organised manner. All accesses to the exit and emergency equipment should be without obstacles.
- Smoking should only be allowed in designated areas. Employees shouldn’t be allowed to smoke just about anywhere in the building. Also it is preferable to organise a no smoking zone throughout the building with only a specific area dedicated to it. Smoking should be avoided in store rooms and chemical storage areas.
- Make sure that there are adequate umber of fire extinguishers on each floor of the building and ensure that those re in proper working conditions. You may need to call in a maintenance crew to check all the fire safety equipment in the building to see whether it’s in proper working order.
- Electrical hazards should be reduced to a minimum majority of fires are due to electrical hazards. It is necessary to make sure that all wiring and cabling is intact and in perfect working order.
- Practice of fire safety drills. It is necessary that regular drills be conducted where people re told about possible exits. Actions to take if they detect a fire and to immediately shut off the electric supply in case of a fire to prevent further damage to the building.
- Machinery in the building to be maintained properly so to prevent spreading of fire due to friction or malfunctioning.
- Chemicals should be used safely and stored properly. The labels of the chemical should be readable and flammables should be kept aside in a safe place. Also there should be proper ventilation the time chemicals are being used.
- Ignition should be prevented at all costs especially in high risk areas. Non-sparking tools should be used to control static electricity.
- Emergency exit diagrams and floor plan should be posted on each level of the building plus the fire exits should be clearly labeled.
- All employs should have an access to the emergency numbers in case of an emergency. They should know who to contact when required. However in ties of an emergency people tend to panic therefore it’s also a good idea to have all the numbers posted.
Following all the above mentioned safety tips from fire safety QLD would ensure that your employees and business stay safe.