Inside a workplace, preventing the possible fire is everyone’s responsibility. It doesn’t necessarily mean that October is the National Fire Safety Month and that is the only time you need to prevent fire. Any time, any day and any month, fire may happen. Avoiding this will prevent loss of lives and properties.
- 1 10 Fire Prevention Tips For The Workplace
- 1.1 1. Keep The Workplace Clean
- 1.2 2. Maintain Electrical Equipment
- 1.3 3. Check Faulty Electrical Wiring
- 1.4 4. Store Hazardous Chemicals Properly
- 1.5 5. Assign Designated Smoking Areas
- 1.6 6. Clear Any Obstacles in Emergency Exits
- 1.7 7. Conduct Fire Drills
- 1.8 8. Conduct Training
- 1.9 9. List all Emergency Hotline Numbers
- 1.10 10. Coordinate With The Government
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10 Fire Prevention Tips For The Workplace
Here are some useful tips for you to avoid fire in your workplace:
1. Keep The Workplace Clean
Always practice good housekeeping in your workplace. Trashes, like papers, plastics, and woods, fuel up a fire. Large piles of dirt and garbage can hinder access to fire exits and equipment. Hire an extra help for cleaning your workplace after work hours or set a clean as you go policy to your employees.
2. Maintain Electrical Equipment
Prevent any machine and equipment that uses electricity from overheating as well as friction sparks. Turn off lights and computers when not in use especially during after work hours. Before leaving the workplace, double check if every computer and equipment is turned off properly and was has been removed from any electrical sources.
3. Check Faulty Electrical Wiring
The most common source of fires in workplaces is faulty wirings. Have a monthly inspection of your electrical wiring to make sure there are no malfunctions in your electrical system. If you are not a qualified and authorized to do electrical tasks, hire a certified electrician to do the task.
4. Store Hazardous Chemicals Properly
Always make sure that all hazardous chemicals are placed in a safe storage. Read the instructions and precautions on proper handling and storing of each chemical you have in your workplace. Label each container correctly.
5. Assign Designated Smoking Areas
Assign a smoking area in your workplace for your employees. Always remind them to follow that policy to avoid any problems.
6. Clear Any Obstacles in Emergency Exits
Make sure that fire and emergency exits are easy to access. Avoid putting unnecessary things and equipment in this area. Always have fire extinguishers all over the workplace.
7. Conduct Fire Drills
One a year, conduct fire drills with your employees. This will educate them on what to do in the care of emergencies and fires. Coordinate with your local fire department for assistance.
8. Conduct Training
Hire professionals to teach you as well as your employees on the proper way of using fire extinguishers and other fire prevention equipment. Having fire extinguishers in your workplace is not enough especially if no one knows how to use them properly.
9. List all Emergency Hotline Numbers
Always keep a list of all emergency hotline numbers in your workplace. You can post those numbers on a special bulletin board along with other fire prevention tips so that all your employees can read them and can access them in times of emergencies and fires.
10. Coordinate With The Government
Make sure to follow the fire prevention plan provided by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA). This fire prevention plan will protect not just your workplace but also your business.
Always keep in your mind that prevention is always the best when it comes to disasters and fires. Educate every employee you have to make sure there will be minimal cases of fire.