Fire can be the most devastating of Maryland-based commercial facilities’ risks. Electrical overloads, combustible materials, human error, and insufficient preventative maintenance make industrial facilities prone to fire risks. Every commercial facility manager must establish summer fire safety protocols that keep people and property safe during the heat.
Focus on Fire Prevention
A quick-spreading fire may threaten lives and level a building in less time than you imagine. So, putting a summer fire safety plan in place assists your business to prevent losses and save lives. For instance:
- Inspect and maintain fire safety systems such as fire sprinklers, fire alarms, and extinguishers before a fire strikes.
- Display safety information that indicates hazardous materials, machinery, and fire safety equipment that is readily available and accessible.
Minimize the Risks of Combustible Dust and Hot Work
According to the National Fire Protection Association, the fire departments respond yearly to over 4,600 structure fires involving hot work such as soldering and welding. To minimize the fire risks of hot work, it’s critical to keep these heat-generating processes away from combustible materials like insulation, rags, cardboard, etc.
Another dominating threat in many commercial facilities is combustible dust. OSHA defines combustible dust as solid material made from unique particles or pieces which present a fire hazard when suspended in the air.
Constantly Update Equipment
To avoid malfunction, you must routinely inspect fire safety equipment such as alarms, sprinklers, and extinguishers. Also, ensure to maintain detailed records about all maintenance, equipment inspections, repairs, and replacements.
Strengthen Your Emergency Action Plan
Creating and enforcing an emergency action plan ensures your employees know the summer fire safety procedures they must follow in case of a fire. In addition, the program should be displayed everywhere in your facility and cover emergency conditions, reporting mechanisms, and evacuation policies and procedures.
Overall, Judd Fire Protection can help your greater Maryland area industrial facility reduce fire dangers and recognize potential fire threats. Call us today at 410-871-3480! Thorough and regular fire safety equipment inspections can signify the difference between life and death during an emergency. At Judd Fire Protection, we aim to protect your property and those surrounding it.
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 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.