Ways to Keep Your Commercial Property from Fire Damage
A fire, whether in a commercial or residential property is often the most devastating reality that a property owner will have to oversee. In addition to wreaking havoc on your property, fires can force you to relocate temporarily so you can maintain running your business while the restoration process is completed. However, property owners who access and implement high-quality safety practices can avoid the devastation and deconstruction that results from most commercial or residential property. Below is a brief outline that will provide some learning techniques to protect your property.
- Install Automatic Fire Sprinklers:As many authorities know, having an automatic fire sprinkler in your property can reduce the risk of a fire up to 71%. Additionally, sprinklers can up your insurance premium. To keep your sprinkler in excellent condition, be sure that it is not blocked by dirt or paint. Also, be sure to inspect the main control valve regularly so that it is not left off. Finally, be sure that you take the precautions necessary to prevent the pipe from freezing.
- Conduct Fire Emergency Training:Each of your employees should undergo Fire Safety Training. The training can help prevent your staff members from being victimized.
Here are a few subjects that should be covered in the emergency training:
- Hazard Recognition: Keep all combustible chemicals and materials away from heat-generating and electrical equipment.
- Prevention: Inspect your power sources regularly and don't overload you extension cords and outlets.
- Response: Teach your employees how to respond when a fire breaks out. Some subjects that should be covered include how to perform an organized evacuation, operate the fire extinguisher, and set the fire alarm.
Other issues that should be involved in the training include:
-Breathing Apparatus Training
-Fire Extinguisher Training
-Confined Space Entry Training
-Fire Aid Training
Be sure to also have your employee team officials undergo the following Fire Emergency response training:
-Fire Safety Officer Training
-Fire Safety Adviser Training
-Chief and Deputy Chief Warden Training
-Emergency Control Organization Warden Training
-Spill Response Training
-Lay Flat Hose Training