With the summer season soon to be upon us, many areas of the United States will eventually end up experiencing all sorts of unusually hot temperatures. With the high chance that a long, hot, and dry summer will end up occurring in multiple parts of the country, it’s important to make note of a few useful tips that will help with ensuring that your business remains safe from the danger of fire during even the hottest months.
Here are four of the most important tips to consider in regards to fire safety for your business.
*First and foremost, always take the time to double-check all of your fire prevention equipment. Devices such as fire extinguishers and smoke detectors will always be your first line of defense in the event that a fire ends up breaking out. This means that you should always make sure that all of your fire prevention equipment works properly and is prepared for action in the event that such a danger were to occur. For instance, Dyezz Fire Controls offers many types of basic fire control systems that are able to be tailored to meet all of your exact needs. Additionally, they have their own staff on site to monitor the systems on a 24/7 basis, which allows you to have all of the protection that you need for your business.
*If your business provides an outdoor area that is designated for smoking for both employees and visitors, you will need to take the opportunity to ensure that the area itself is cleared of any and all brush and grass that could potentially ignite a fire. Additionally, you will also need to provide a receptacle that will be acceptable to dispose of smoking material, such as cigarette butts and cigars, properly rather than allowing them to be disposed of on the ground.
*Gather all of your employees together and hold both a fire drill and fire prevention meeting. These types of meetings are ones that can be extremely worth the time, especially as the summer season approaches. Not only will it be important that everyone be made aware of all of the proper evacuation routes in the building, but it should also be made aware that your business has a plan in place for keeping everyone safe and accounted for in the event that shade or other shelter needs to be sought. Furthermore, in the event that your building is in a more vulnerable area, you should consider discussing both evacuation procedures and fire prevention measures with all of your employees.
*It’s also important that you take the time to review all of the fire response plans that your business currently has. Despite the fact that OSHA requires the majority of businesses to have a fire prevention plan, it can be easy for the plan itself to become out of date. Not only will you need to make sure that your fire response plan is current, but you will also need to remember that OSHA has a minimum amount of requirements that the plan you implement must meet.