There is a reason that the scouts use the motto “be prepared”, it is because it is an incredibly useful piece of advice to teach your children. This is especially so when it comes to the detection, prevention and fighting a fire that may occur in your office area. If you run a business, you already know that in the event of a fire the single most important thing is your employee’s safety. Office equipment and buildings can be rebuilt, nothing can replace a human life. It is your responsibility as a business owner to have plans in place to keep them protected.
Have an Evacuation Plan in Place
The best way to protect your employees during a fire is by having an evacuation plan in place for your staff to follow in order to exit the premises in the safest and most expedient way possible. By having an emergency technician come into your office space to review the area, they can plan out the best way for your employees to leave the building, should a fire occur. From reviewing your fire detection and suppression methods, to laying out a floor plan with all emergency fire exits clearly marked, nothing will be left for your staff to guess about. After a plan is put into place, all that is left is for you to educate your employees about it.
Plan for the Worst-Case Scenario
On top of having an evacuation plan in place, it is important to focus on other aspects of your fire plan. Look for a technician that offers you the following services:
- Inspection to ensure you are up to fire compliance codes
- Run fire drills
- Train fire wardens who oversee an evacuation and keep records up-to-date
If you would like to learn more about evacuation plans in Toronto, ON, area, please go to www.hardingfire.com.
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