Commercial fire safety can be convoluted. If you’ve been reading our content or any fire safety blogs, you know that it’s essential not to overload outlets. You might also know that you should use the proper fire extinguishers to douse a fire and invest in appropriate fire sprinkler and alarm systems. You and your team most likely comprehend that you should never evacuate a building during a fire emergency using the elevator. The point is that there are many fire safety tips to retain. Having a comprehensive, straightforward list can help keep you, your employees, the general public, and your building safe from a fire emergency are helpful. Chesapeake Sprinkler is here to provide you with that list. Take this time to learn about the 5 E’s of commercial fire safety.
The first step to commercial fire safety is educating yourself and your employees about the best fire safety practices. Each week, we provide fire safety tips. However, the National Fire Protection Agency (NFPA) is also an excellent source for learning about fire safety codes, certifications, and industry standards. Questions that you should ask yourself include:
- Does my building have a working smoke alarm in all needed areas?
- Do my employees know how to escape if there is a fire emergency?
- Has everyone read the company’s fire safety rules and regulations, and have they retained this information?
Engineering is vital to ensure that your business has suitable fire protection systems and brings enhanced technology and tools to reduce risk. Chesapeake Sprinkler keeps its team safe and updated on the latest technology regarding fire sprinkler and fire protection services. Our employees also know that each building is unique. For example, a healthcare facility might require different fire protection systems than a warehouse. Therefore, you can count on customized installation and design.
Enforcement refers to building and fire codes that keep buildings, employees, and communities safe. It also refers to the necessary maintenance inspections that prevent risks and save lives. It’s not enough to have fire protection systems in your building. However, keeping your fire systems (and people) safe with inspections, maintenance, and testing also matters. The goal is to pass your fire marshal inspections with flying colors every time.
Unfortunately, fire emergencies still occur, even with extensive knowledge of fire safety education. Fortunately, ambulances and EMTs have the expertise to reduce injuries and fatalities. Business owners can also do a few things to make the jobs of fire safety personnel easier, such as:
- Having Chesapeake Sprinkler perform testing for elevator recall systems
- Ensuring that hallways, entryways, and exits don’t have debris blockages
- Keeping your riser room clutter-free
Economics plays a prominent role in fire safety. For example, it is costly to clean up after a fire. Therefore, investing more money into fire protection systems is crucial. Fire prevention grants also exist for any organization or agency in the United States that supports fire prevention. Contact Chesapeake Sprinkler today to integrate commercial fire safety techniques into your business.
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Chesapeake Sprinkler Company is a leading fire sprinkler contractor in the region, which is now a member of the Century Fire Protection family. 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.
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