Building fires can cause incredible damage to large commercial facilities. Fortunately, there are many things that you as a facility owner or manager can do to help prevent a fire. Taking these steps now will help ensure that such a calamity doesn’t befall your facility later and mitigate any risks and damages that may contribute to a fire starting and spreading.
Educate on and enforce fire safety policies.
Fire safety begins with educating your employees on the protocols necessary to prevent a fire. Most of these guidelines already exist, but you should do a little bit of research to learn how they apply to your specific commercial facility. Safety protocols are only effective if they are adhered to, so you should always keep your employees informed. Posting prominent signs around the facility is a good way to provide a consistent reminder of these practices. If policies are breached, there should be disciplinary actions taken to enforce the rules and the fact that fire safety is important.
Install fire safety equipment and keep them updated.
Even if all safety protocols are followed, a fire is sometimes unavoidable. In the event of a fire, having the right equipment installed will mean the difference between a minor incident and a catastrophic one. Smoke detectors and alarms are the first type of equipment to have, along with sprinklers that will activate when the alarms go off. There are holistic fire detection and suppression systems that might be worth looking into as well. While this equipment is very important, it is only useful when it is well-maintained. Regular checks and preventative maintenance will go a long way to ensuring that all fire safety systems will function properly when they are needed most.
Fire safety preparation is a habit all managers of large commercial facilities should be in. If you are having difficulty installing or maintaining fire suppression equipment, we at MaintenX are here to help. To learn how we can serve you in this way, along with our other all-encompassing facility maintenance services, please call us any time at (855) 751-0075.