The commercial world can be fast-paced, meaning that fire prevention doesn’t always take precedence. Sometimes fire safety is often only synonymous with residential fire safety. However, just as you would care for your home, commercial fire safety matters just as much. Winter is an excellent time to make sure that your commercial fire prevention plan in on point and not subpar. Doing so keeps employees safe and helps to mitigate costs. Here are a few commercial fire prevention tips that you can implement before winter ends.
Your Fire Protection Systems are in Excellent Shape
Even if you have a commercial fire alarm and a suppression system installed, you want to make sure that they are well-maintained. Ask yourself if each aspect of your fire protection systems are up-to-code. Proactive inspections, testing, and maintenance will keep your business safe in case of a fire. Fire extinguisher inspections should be a priority and looking out for damaged fire sprinklers. You also want to make sure that fire doors work as they should. Fire doors are crucial because they help to slow down fire from spreading. Open or damaged fire doors violate fire codes.
Teach Your Employees What to Do in the Event of a Fire
You should train every employee on what to do to promote fire safety. All companies should execute regularly scheduled fire drills. It’s also helpful if employees know how to use fire extinguishers and use the right fire extinguisher. It’s also vital for employees to understand when using a fire extinguisher wouldn’t be applicable. Some fires are too large, meaning that using a fire extinguisher would be unsafe.
Other excellent fire safety habits to promote is not overloading power outlets, turning off small heaters, and to practice good housekeeping overall.
Create a Fire Safety Checklist
Implementing fire safety involves a lot. Inspections and fire drills take work as well as nudging employees to be safer. Keeping a thorough fire safety checklist handy will keep things in perspective. If you find that your fire protection systems are outdated, then you can count on us.
Residential and Commercial Fire Prevention from Judd Fire Protection
If you want to ensure your home and business are safe throughout the year, trust Judd Fire Protection, LLC. We have over two decades of experience in designing, installing, inspecting, and repairing residential and commercial fire protection systems. We serve clients throughout Maryland, Pennsylvania, Washington, D.C., Virginia, and West Virginia. If you are interested in finding out more about our services and protecting your home and business, give us a call at 410-871-3480 or contact us online. For more fire safety tips, follow us on Facebook, Twitter, and Pinterest.