The administration staff of healthcare facilities must emphasize fire safety. Managers and operators of medical facilities must prioritize fire safety to keep patients, staff, and visitors safe in the unfortunate event of a fire. Here are some basic methods for ensuring fire safety in medical buildings.
Prioritize Fire Safety In Kitchens
Kitchens are also seen in places like hospitals and nursing homes. Here are a few pointers: You can prevent grease fires by regularly emptying an appliance’s grease traps. It would be best if you were sure to store any flammable oil or other items away from cooking equipment. It would be best if you also were sure to check that your electrical cords don’t have frays or tears. Keeping fire extinguishers nearby is prudent; employees should know how to use them.
Check Outlets and Wires Routinely
Facility managers should always pay attention to the electric system. It would be best if you refrained from using extension cords. Also, multi-plug adaptors that enable a person to plug several appliances into one outlet can overload, increasing your risk of an electrical fire. You should only use the services of a licensed commercial electrician when testing and maintaining your electrical system.
Have A Plan In The Event Of A Fire
If a fire breaks out, all staff should remain calm and on the same page. Develop an action plan that includes some of the following tips
- Activating an alarm in the event of a fire
- Responding right away when you hear a fire alarm
- Close off all doors and hallways
- Put out small fires with a fire extinguisher
- The local fire department should put out all significant fires.
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