Most people understand the importance of having the right workplace fire safety measures in place. After all, we spend about one third of our adult life at work. It makes sense that the place where we spend so much time needs to be safe. It’s why we have building fire codes and other protective measures.
What isn’t as clear, however, is who is responsible for fire safety in the workplace. What is up to the employer, what is up to the employees, and what can be left to outside vendors?
This article breaks down the most important aspects of workplace fire safety, and spells out whose job it is to ensure those aspects are met.Read More
Fire extinguishers may all look similar, but there are actually different types of extinguishers designed to put out different types of fires. Having the right type of fire extinguisher for your needs is critical to protecting lives and assets, and will help you be prepared if a fire breaks out.
Here are 3 important considerations to keep in mind when choosing the right fire extinguisher for your needs.Read More
A kitchen fire is something no restaurant owner wants to think about. While restaurant operators should be taking steps to prevent fires from starting in the first place, there is always a risk that something could go wrong. Luckily, fire codes require commercial kitchens to include fire suppression systems that can stop a fire before it gets out of control.
As with any piece of life safety equipment, kitchen fire suppression systems need to be inspected regularly. Kitchen fire suppression system inspections have three main purposes:Read More
You may know that providing portable fire extinguishers in the workplace is a must. But what is the best way to store fire extinguishers so they are readily available in case of a fire? Fire extinguishers not only need to be within easy access, but they need to be properly and safely stored to keep them in proper working order.
Here are three best practices for storing fire extinguishers in the workplace.Read More
Most people learned “the drill” about fire drills while in school. When the building’s fire alarm would sound, everyone would quickly and quietly follow the teacher outside and wait for instructions. While you may not be in school any more, practicing fire and life safety procedures in the workplace is critically important for employee safety. The National Fire Protection Agency reports an average of 3,340 fires in office properties per year.Read More