Workplace Fire Safety
Fire drills at work are always a pain to do. They take forever to get over with, thrust everyone out into the cold or heat, and interrupt all the projects people are in the middle of. But despite all the hassle, knowing what to do in a workplace fire can save lives. It’s important that your employees know what to do in case a fire breaks out so they can keep themselves and their coworkers safe. Fortunately, Atlantic Training has a list of ways that your employees can stay informed and ready in the event that something goes wrong and they need to evacuate the building;
- Immediately call 911, do not try to put the fire out yourself
- Plan multiple escape routes to increase your odds of escape
- Periodically check the fire escapes of your building to ensure maximum safety
- Make sure windows are easy and quick to open
- Never use the elevator
- Walk down the stairs, do not run
- Remain calm
- Seal openings with wet objects to keep smoke out
- Practice all techniques every now and then to prepare
Fires are like any other type of workplace accident can be devastating to your business. But when you prepare your employees for the worst, they’ll be prepared and ready for whatever might happen while at work. So try these helpful tips and keep everyone safe.
As always, if disaster strikes, SERVPRO of Springfield and SERVPRO of Morgan, Cass, Macoupin & Montgomery Counties are always here for you. We can be reached 24/7 at 217-528-7775.