The best way to keep your building safe is to know the top commercial fire protection tips. When there's a fire in the workplace, it can lead to panic, especially if people don't know what to do and how to react.
In this blog, Frontier Fire will highlight the top commercial fire protection tips. These tips will help you not only avoid a fire in the workplace, but they will also help you understand how to react if a fire does occur. This is because a huge part of fire safety is how people respond to a fire and emergency situation.
Commercial Fire Protection Tips
Maintain the HVAC System
The HVAC (heating, ventilation and air conditioning) system is one of the most common causes for commercial building fires. If the HVAC system overheats or is overused, it can lead to a fire. That's why you should have the system inspected on a regular basis. This will ensure there are no fire hazards to worry about. Plus you should have the filter changed in your system regularly to avoid other issues and potential fires.
Create an Evacuation Plan
An evacuation plan is the key to safely and calmly responding to an emergency situation. That's why you should plan ahead of time and create an escape plan. Share the plan with all of the building occupants so that everyone knows where the nearest exit is and what route to use to safely get out. This is also a good time to go over fire safety and what to do when there's a fire.
Prepare Your Building
It's vital to arm your building with high quality fire protection equipment. Once you have a fire alarm, fire sprinkler and fire protection system fully set up in the building, you will need to maintain the system. Which means you should regularly check your smoke detectors and fire alarms to make sure they are working. You should also schedule regular maintenance services with a trusted fire protection company to ensure everything is in optimal condition.
Annual Life Safety Inspection
With a proper maintenance and inspection schedule, a fire sprinkler system will stay in optimal condition and stay current with ever-changing regulations for decades. In addition to maintenance services, we provide annual testing for sprinkler systems, standpipes, extinguishers, backflows, fire pumps, and alarms for commercial and residential properties of all sizes.
Frontier Fire uses ScanSeries, made by Building Reports, to test and inspect fire sprinkler systems. Building Reports is the most trusted inspection solution in the world and the leader in web-based inspection reporting.
Building Reports is used to retrieve reports from anywhere via a web-based system, send and authorize repairs within a report, view NFPA and other industry codes and standards, and track an inspector's progress during an inspection. This all-in-one system ensures our inspectors are prepared and properly documenting everything during a fire alarm inspection service.
Contact a Fire Protection Company
Frontier Fire is the leader in fire protection and fire safety systems. We offer inspection, repair, maintenance and installation services to ensure your system is kept up to date. If you're looking to keep your commercial building safe, then give us a call today.