Keeping your workplace free of fire hazards is one easy to way to protect it. One way to protect your employees and visitors, however, is to make sure that your building’s fire alarms are properly inspected, tested, and maintained. Here is some advice on how to do that.
Workplace Fire Hazards
First of all, it’s important to recognize some fire hazards around your workplace. Fire alarms can make a huge difference, but fire protection hinges on caution and responsibility as much as it does about deploying fire extinguishers and evacuating everyone in the building. Computers and other electronics can malfunction and spark, causing a fire when you least expect it. Dirt and dust make this situation worse. Asking too much of the power outlets by overloading them is another fire hazard that is easily avoidable.
Testing Fire Alarms
By testing fire alarms, you can make sure that they work as they should. However, since you might not be sure what you’re doing, this might be a job better suited for fire protection professionals such as the technicians at Judd Fire Protection. This inspection can find any problems with your fire alarms, and then the technician can fix them before these problems can pose a risk to your workplace.
Testing Smoke Detectors
Next, arrange a smoke detector test at least once a month. Do this for every smoke detector in your building, and if you don’t have one on each floor of your building, then it’s time to install more. Dust and other debris can clog the sensors on your workplace’s smoke detectors, so that’s why they must be tested and maintained like fire alarms are. If you have battery operated smoke detectors, then make sure to change out old batteries for fresh ones.
Testing Fire Doors
Once you’ve determined that your fire alarms and smoke detectors are functional, you need to turn your attention to escape routes. The fire doors on your building need to be easy to find and easy to open. That’s why you need to test them, to make sure they don’t need maintenance it. Look at the frame, the door, the handle, and clear away any potential obstructions.
For fire alarm systems in larger buildings, have a technician come in. The technician can test and inspect all components. They can do this by calibrating sensors and replacing batteries.
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.