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Fire Safety tips for your commercial building!

9/2/2020 (Permalink)

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Every office building has some degree of fire risk, no matter what type of business occupies the space or the size of the staff. Whether you have a small office with a smaller sized staff, or you're in a commercial building with hundreds of employees, taking some preventive fire safety measures in your office will protect your employees and your business’s assets. These precautions can help save lives and dramatically reduce the amount of fire restoration and smoke and soot removal and cleanup that is required after an emergency.

How to Practice Fire Safety in the Office

1. Install Fire Extinguishers

Fire codes require businesses to install fire extinguishers in their office buildings. Different industries and locations have different guidelines, so check the regulations for your business to ensure you are following these standards.

Offices should generally be equipped with water and foam extinguishers that are stored no more than 75 feet apart. Kitchens should have a Class K rated extinguisher. Extinguishers should be easily visible, with the top no more than 5 feet from the ground.

2. Educate Your Team

Touch base with your staff every six months about fire prevention and safety. For example, highlight the dangers of smoking close to the building or discarding still-lit cigarette butts into flammable materials such as trash bins or dry leaves. Show your employees the safe routes out of the building, the locations of pull alarms, and how to use the extinguishers.

3. Use Fireproof Storage

If the unthinkable does happen and a fire burns your building to the ground, you don’t want all of your business’s files and data to be lost. Install fireproof safes and filing cabinets to protect important files. When possible, store digital information securely in the cloud or on off-site servers. Fire restoration can restore your building, but it is this preventive measure that will protect your data.

If disaster does occur, the fire restoration team at SERVPRO of South Fleming Island / North Bradford County is here to help. This locally owned and operated business has highly trained technicians and state-of-the-art equipment for efficient fire damage repair and cleanup for any sized building complex. They will handle every aspect of your restoration, from water damage that put out the fire, to adding the finishing touches to your restored building. Learn more online or by calling (904) 290-4040.

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