Fire prevention is important. Regardless of the industry that you work in, you need to make sure that your company has a fire safety plan. Why? For one, the lives of your employees matter significantly. Two, you don’t want to lose your business and have to start all over again. Three, replacing equipment in the office can be expensive. These three reasons alone should trigger you to implement the best fire safety precautions into your business. There are a few critical questions that you can ask to make sure that your business has what it needs in the case of a fire emergency. Keep reading to discover what they are.
1) Has Your Building Been Assessed for Fire Safety Hazards?
If you thought about this, and then answer is “no,” then you need to take action. What you can do is hire a fire protection company such as Judd Fire Protection to help you understand if your building is at risk for a fire emergency. Some buildings have higher risks than others, but you’ll never know if your building is one of these, if you don’t get it appropriately assessed. Once you understand your risk, fire prevention can begin based on your level of risk.
2) What Are Your Fire Emergency Plans?
If a fire breaks out, do you have a full understanding of how you and your employees will evacuate? Fire emergencies are more common than people realize. It’s vital that you and your staff also learn how to use fire safety equipment. Proper training would prove to be beneficial.
3) Is Your Fire Equipment Installed Adequately?
Fire sprinklers are useful and you want to make sure that yours does not violate any safety codes. If a fire emergency breaks out, there is nothing worse than a fire sprinkler that won’t activate. You also want to make sure that your smoke detectors are up to par, especially if you own a large building. Employees should be able to hear the smoke detector with no issues. Also, if you have machinery that tends to overheat or is easily flammable, suppression systems are a must.
4) Do You Have Annual Fire Equipment Inspections?
If the answer is “no,” then this needs to start right away. You may have the best fire equipment for your building, but fire equipment, like machines, aren’t perfect. You need to make sure they work. There are some do-it-yourself tests, but it’s best to hire a professional. If you answered these four questions with a “yes” then you’re on the right path to fire prevention.
Commercial and Residential 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.