October is national fire prevention month. That's why it's the perfect time to catch up on all your fire system maintenance needs. It's also a good time to ensure your co-workers and fellow building occupants are educated on fire prevention methods and safety.
Fires in the workplace often spread due to lack of knowledge. Employees that aren't educated on the proper use of fire extinguishers and other preventative equipment can lead to a bigger fire. Plus if the wrong fire extinguisher is used on a fire, it could lead to a far more serious fire.
Just by having a plan in place, you can reduce the risk of a fire and the number of injuries or deaths if a fire does occur. That's why it's so important to have a workplace fire evacuation plan in place along with training on fire safety equipment. It's also essential that your equipment receives regular maintenance services to ensure you're prepared in case of an emergency.
Fire Prevention Tips:
Because it's fire prevention month, it's the ideal time to set a meeting with your employees to go over the following prevention tips. Pre-planning, preparation, equipment maintenance, and employee readiness can assist your building in fire prevention strategies.
Workplace Fire Evacuation Plan
It's critical that your workplace has a fire evacuation plan in order. Now is the time to put one in place if you currently don't have one. If you already have a plan in order, it would be a good time to go over your plan and make sure all employees are educated on how to escape in an emergency. Without a plan in place, it could result in confused staff, injury, and property damage.
Fire Extinguisher Training
Fire extinguishers help smother the fire before it has the chance to spread. That's why training is necessary for every employee. Plus there a variety of fire extinguishers types to choose from. You will need to know what the right extinguisher is when a fire occurs so it doesn't result in an even bigger fire.
Fire System Maintenance
It's important to schedule your fire alarm and fire sprinkler maintenance service regularly. It's best to go through a fire sprinkler inspection checklist or fire alarm testing checklist with a specialist to ensure you're up to date on all of your quarterly, semi-annual, and annual inspections.
Protect Your Workplace
Frontier Fire Protection offers installation and inspection services for fire alarm, fire sprinkler, and backflow prevention systems. We're Colorado's leader in fire protection, offering our services in Denver and the Colorado Front Range. If you're ready to get your workplace protected, give us a call today.