Scheduling Regular Workplace Fire Safety Drills | SERVPRO® of Henderson/Boulder City
Scheduling Regular Workplace Fire Safety Drills | SERVPRO® of Henderson/Boulder City - SERVPRO OF HENDERSON/BOULDER CITY Blog
Planning for potential roadblocks and setbacks is an important component of building your business, but have you considered how a fire could impact your plans? Commercial fires occur often, and if a business is not prepared, they can be a devastating event to experience.
Though there are many things you will want to consider as you implement fire safety plans, the safety of you and your employees is of the utmost concern and the first thing to plan for. That is why we always recommend that businesses start by planning and hosting regular fire drills so everyone can be better prepared for the moment a fire breaks out.
Preparing Your Business Through Regular Fire Drills
Consult with your local fire officials. Thanks to the number of online articles, there are many resources available to business owners for fire drill planning, but the most valuable resource will be your own local fire officials. They can come look at your building in person to determine your best fire evacuation routes and any improvements you can implement in your fire safety efforts.
Communicate and mark fire evacuation routes. After you have determined the safest and most effective routes for escape, communicate with your staff on how to find them and what to expect from the first drill.
Have fire drills frequently. While having drills too frequently can lessen their impact, make sure to schedule them regularly enough that the procedures always remain fresh in everyone’s mind. Many businesses find that quarterly or every six months works well, but your needs will vary based on multiple factors such as the size of your staff, the size of your building and the complexity of your plans.
Run different fire scenarios. Though fires are statistically most likely to start near cooking equipment such as toaster ovens or microwaves, this is not the only situation that may arise in the workplace. Make sure your drills reflect all the possibilities by being different each time so you and your employees are ready for any scenario.
If your business has experienced fire damage, you can count on us. We specialize in commercial fire restoration and will be here for you at any hour—contact us today.