Fire Safety at Work
PHILADELPHIA, PA, May 07, 2021 /24-7PressRelease/ — Fire safety is important in homes, public places, schools, or businesses. However, in a business, it is every employee’s responsibility to keep the environment safe.
9 Workplace Fire Safety Tips:
-Workplace Clutter – Workspaces should be kept clean, organized, and free of clutter. Papers and boxes are flammable and can restrict emergency exits.
-Equipment – Appliances that emit heat should be kept away from flammable materials. Chemicals should be kept away from all heat sources.
-Electrical Safety – Electrical cords should be inspected periodically and should be serviced or replaced as needed.
-Power Outages – Power outlets should not be overloaded with too many cords. Plugs should fit in the outlet without force.
-Emergency Exits – Everyone in the building should be aware of all escape routes from the building. All emergency exits should be unobstructed.
-Fire and Smoke Alarms – Fire and Smoke alarms should be inspected and tested at least once a year.
-Fire Extinguishers – All fire extinguishers should be current on their inspections. All employees should be trained on how to use them.
-Smoking – If any employees smoke, there should be a designated area outside of the building for all employees to use
-Fire Drills – Regular fire drills should be performed, and evacuation procedures should be practiced.
Fire Response Tips:
-Fire Breaks Out – When a fire breaks out, all employees should be alerted.
-Call 911 – 911 should be called immediately. The employee who calls should not hang up until the dispatcher says its ok.
-Small Fire – If it is a small fire, employees can try to extinguish the fire themselves. If the fire cannot be controlled, 911 should be called.
-Escape Routes – Employees should evacuate the building following escape routes and meet up at designated spot.
-Close Doors – To prevent the fire from spreading, employees should make sure the doors are closed behind them
-Elevators – During a fire, elevators should never be used as they may stop working due to electrical failure
-First Aid – After evacuation, first aid should be administered to any injured employees
-Once Outside – Once an employee is outside, they should not reenter the smoke filled or burning building
About First Choice Restoration
First Choice Restoration is a water, mold, fire, and smoke remediation company headquartered in Philadelphia, PA. The company also operates additional offices throughout other areas of Pennsylvania, Maryland, New Jersey, and Delaware. The company has been assisting homeowners and businesses with water, mold, fire, and smoke cleanup for over 40 years.
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