A warehouse fire, unfortunately, has a high chance of happening. The various equipment and machinery used can pose a significant fire hazard if they’re not well-kept. Significant fire damage is devastating to any business. To keep employees and products protected from a warehouse fire, warehouse managers should take fire safety seriously. It should be a priority to ensure that a warehousing facility has adequate preparation for a potential fire or that a fire doesn’t happen in the first place. Here are some warehouse fire safety tips.
Always Have an Evacuation Plan
If a fire does happen, your employees should know how to exit the building safely and quickly. When a fire occurs, it causes a lot of stress and panic. To combat panicked reactions, you can execute an evacuation plan so that all employees know how to get to the nearest exits in a controlled and calm manner. Have your employees regularly review this plan so that they retain the knowledge in case of an emergency. Fire drills every few months are helpful.
Hire Us to Install a Commercial Fire Protection System
Commercial fire protection equipment is the best and the first line of defense against a warehouse fire. From handheld fire extinguishers to fire sprinklers to fire suppression systems, we have the equipment that you need to keep yourself and your employees safe. If you’re unaware of what commercial fire protection system or systems will benefit you the most, give us a call. We’ll plan, design, and build what you need, as well as upgrade your out-of-date systems.
Stress That Workspaces Stay Neat
Whether it’s an office environment or the industrial industry, workspaces should stay relatively neat. Otherwise, materials can fuel an open flame. This fact especially applies to highly combustible substances. Keep trashcans and recycling bins around so that employees always have a place to throw away paper and trash. Leaving paper around welding areas isn’t the best idea. You should also know what type of fire extinguisher is necessary to put out particular fires. Always keep in mind what class of fire extinguishers you need.
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.