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For Business Owners, It’s Wise to Lower Your Fire Risk | SERVPRO® of Reno Southwest

2/24/2020 (Permalink)

Business owners are well aware of the importance of understanding the hypothetical risks their business faces, but many do not think about the real risks a fire can present. Fires in the workplace can cause serious damage, and when you own the building, they can also greatly impact your livelihood. The good news is that lowering your fire risk is easier than you might think.

To help business owners understand exactly what their risks are and how they can circumvent them, we have put together this guide of the fire safety tips we think every business owner should know. This way, you can not only reduce the risk that a fire will occur, but you can also be prepared in the event that there is one.

Tips for Business Owners Regarding Fire Safety

Follow code guidelines and inspection schedules. Being aware of fire safety guidelines for businesses is always the first thing to do when assessing your preparedness levels. The National Fire Protection Association puts together information regarding equipment inspection, exit routes and other must-know information for businesses to take note of.

Identify your specific risks. Because of all the factors that go into fire risks, every business faces different hazards that should be guarded against. For example, businesses with many flammable chemicals may face different risks from businesses with a plethora of electronics—making it wise to recognize these specific risks and prepare for them as well as you are able.

Create (and practice) a fire evacuation plan. Keeping your staff safe in the event of a fire is much easier when everyone has been briefed on what to do. Making everyone aware of fire evacuation routes, hosting regular escape drills and debriefing afterward can help you fine-tune your evacuation procedures and make sure everyone can exit the building in a safe and timely manner.

Have regular fire safety seminars with staff. In addition to your evacuation drills, general fire safety tip reviews during your debrief is also wise. This can cover matters such as where to find fire extinguishers, when to manually pull the fire alarm and any other specifics of your building or operations that may help employees practice fire safety every day they come to work.

If your business has experienced a fire, we’re here 247 to respond and begin restoration. Call us today to learn how we can help you.

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