As a commercial business owner, it’s essential to establish proper fire safety practices in addition to your company’s building receiving regular smoke alarm maintenance and fire sprinkler inspections. By establishing fire safety practices throughout your commercial business, in addition to ensuring properly maintained fire protective systems, you can help protect your employees in the event of a fire. The outbreak of an unexpected fire can cause considerable damage to a commercial business and have deadly consequences. Chesapeake Sprinkler and Protection Services recommends establishing these top fire safety practices for your commercial business.
Fire Safety: Establish an Evacuation Plan
An evacuation plan can be the difference between life and death for employees escaping a commercial business that has caught fire. You’ll want to ensure that all of your employees are well-equipped to understand where their closest fire evacuation route is in reference to their workspace. Every commercial building should post evacuation routes in highly visible locations, regularly discuss evacuation routes, and perform routine fire drills to prepare their employees in the event of an unexpected fire emergency.
Visible and Easily Accessible Fire Extinguishers
Besides posting evacuation routes for employees, you’ll want to have numerous fire extinguishers available in highly visible locations. While your employees should not be expected to control or contain a fire in the event of an emergency, a fire extinguisher can quickly put out a small fire that has started to develop. By placing fire extinguishers in visible and easily accessible locations, your employees can have peace of mind that there’s protection provided for them within their workplace.
Install and Maintain Fire Protection Systems
The most critical component of establishing fire safety practices for all commercial businesses is installing and maintaining fire protection systems. Chesapeake Sprinkler Company can professionally install sprinkler systems for commercial businesses. Within the same branch, Chesapeake Protection Services provides commercial businesses with inspection, testing, and maintenance of all types of fire alarm systems. Proper fire safety practices are essential for all commercial businesses to ensure the wellbeing of their employees and business as an entirety. Reach out to schedule a consultation today!
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Chesapeake Sprinkler Company is a leading fire sprinkler contractor in the region, which is now a 100% employee-owned (ESOP) company. As a full-service fire protection company, we offer design, fabrication, installation, testing, maintenance, and inspection of fire protection systems. Everything you need from your fire suppression specialist.
For more information, please email or call our Odenton location at 410-674-7041, our Ashburn location at 703-729-5150, or for service / maintenance Chesapeake Protection Services at 410-674-7577. For emergencies, call 800-298-3473 (FIRE). Feel free to keep in touch through Facebook, Twitter, or LinkedIn!