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Three Fire Safety Tips to Keep Your Warehouse or Factory Safe

fire safety systemsNumerous catalysts can cause destructive fires in factories and warehouses, resulting in significant damage. To safeguard employees, equipment, and inventory, it is crucial to provide fire safety training. The first step in ensuring fire safety is to identify potential fire hazards. Here are three essential fire safety tips to keep your factory or warehouse safe from fires.

Keep Flammable Items Away from Heat

Many warehouses store large quantities of gas, oil, or other combustible items that can explode. It only takes one spark for these items to ignite, so it’s crucial to keep them isolated. Ideally, combustible items should be kept in a dedicated, fire-proof room that has a suppression system. This will ensure that if a fire breaks out, it will be contained in that area. It’s also important to educate employees on which substances should not be near open flames, as this can help prevent fires from occurring.

Ensure That Safety Equipment Functioning Properly

It is essential that fire extinguishers and suppression systems work effectively in case of a fire. Therefore, it is recommended to conduct annual inspections of fire extinguishers to ensure that they are not damaged. If the equipment is damaged, it is crucial to have it replaced as soon as possible. Additionally, it is a best practice to have fire extinguishers emptied every six years.

Sprinkler systems also require regular testing and flushing by a professional every year. Our specialists will test the system’s water flow, density, and distribution and ensure that the sprinklers are not damaged. It is also important to insulate exposed pipes to protect them against freezing temperatures. Furthermore, you should provide clear, unobstructed connections to outdoor water supplies for firefighters.

Have An Evacuation Plan

It’s important to have a plan in case of a fire, as sometimes a fire can’t be easily put out with just an extinguisher. In the event of a fire, navigating around large equipment and warehouse shelving can be difficult and dangerous. Therefore, it’s crucial to have a detailed evacuation plan in place for your employees. This should include an evacuation map that marks all egress points such as windows, staircases, and doors. You can also use arrow signs to guide employees and illuminate routes with exit signs. It’s a good idea to post large printouts of the maps in breakrooms to ensure everyone has access to them. If you want to make sure your warehouse or factory is equipped with the best fire protection equipment, contact Chesapeake Sprinkler. Our experts handle both new installations and inspections, and we’ll make sure your systems are up-to-date with the latest fire protection technology.

Contact Chesapeake Sprinkler Company Today!

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.

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