Fire Prevention Solutions
Fire can create a huge distraction in the workplace if it’s not too bad it causes minor injuries or none at all if it’s a major one it results in serious injuries and even fatalities. In reality, it’s impossible to completely get rid of fire hazards at your worksite but that’s not to say that fire safety measures cannot be utilized.
Loss of Production
Unexpected explosions and fires in the workplace are frequently caused by risk factors such as faulty gas lines, poor pipe fitting, improperly stored combustible materials or open flames. The purpose of fire prevention is to prevent loss of life and property damage, fire often causes disruption of business operation, loss of business and clients documents, loss of production but having a fire protection plan in place can prevent all that from happening. Buildings must be designed with a plan that occupants can escape safely if the fire breaks out, they must be able to reach a place of safety without being overcome by heat or smoke and the time taken to escape needs to be shorter than the time it will take for the fire to spread.
Property damage caused by fire can be enough to bankrupt a business, when the costs for lost business and shutdown is factored in it is easily understandable why so many businesses shut their doors forever following a significant fire. Therefore, fire prevention plans, procedures and fire prevention training are vital for employee’s safety and the viability of the business.
Explosions can be extremely dangerous and you should take the necessary precautions to ensure maximum fire safety.
Fire prevention solutions:
- Provide adequate means of escape
- Proper handling of combustible and flammable
- Install fire detection systems
- Have a plan that includes prevention and recognition of fire
- Reduce risks of fire danger
- Use approved containers for storage of combustible and flammable material
- Ensure that machines are properly maintained to prevent overheating
- Keep fire suppression equipment in place to extinguish the fire
Fire prevention relates to the goal of educating members of workplace, industries and the public in taking proactive steps to prevent fires from starting and reduce the harmful impact of fires.