How to Prevent Workplace Fires

Fires can occur in all types of workplaces. While some businesses are more vulnerable than others, it is important to know how to prevent a fire from occurring. Below are steps to help prevent business fires and various tips to enforce in your daily routine at work.

Accessible Equipment

In the event that a fire does occur, it is important to know where equipment, such as fire extinguishers, is located within the workplace. If your workplace is equipped with smoke detectors or sprinkler systems, follow the warnings on them when installing or checking if they are working properly.

Appropriate Disposal of Hazardous Materials

Any form of flammable or combustible materials found inside the business must be disposed of properly to avoid a fire from starting. Improper disposal can lead to chemical spills and/or a fire.

Annual Maintenance of Equipment

It is important to annually check all fire-related systems in the building. These could include fire extinguishers, sprinkler systems, and smoke detectors.

Precautionary Actions

It is vital to inform all employees on what to do during a fire. All businesses should have a plan in the event of a fire occurring. Employees should be familiar with the quickest evacuation routes, as well as knowing how to operate a fire extinguisher.

Businesses should have a designated smoking area away from the building to prevent a fire from starting.

Building Security

Having a secure workspace is important in preventing crimes of all degrees. According to the FBI, in 2019, there were 33,395 reported cases of arson. 42% of which took place building. To help reduce the risk of crimes, make sure the last employees to leave the workplace knows how to properly lock all doors and arm the alarm.

If you have experienced fire damages to your business, contact the public insurance adjusters at Rubin & Rosen Adjusters. Our team is experienced in handling small and large claims and works hard to help our clients get the claim they deserve. Contact us at 718-376-6800 to discuss your fire damages today.