While you may have the best plan in place, everyone in your premises should have a good understanding of what to do in the event of a fire. There are several tips that you can learn from to take as a precaution in case of a fire.
Amber Fire Protection can provide training to keep you and your staff and customers safe, ensuring you are taking the right precautions and have effective fire safety procedures in place.
1. Fit a Smoke Alarm
Fitting a smoke alarm can save lives in any building, detecting the fire early and giving you the warning you need. Your fire alarm should be installed by professionals and tested and checked regularly to ensure it works.
Additionally, fire alarms should be installed across every room in your property. Having fire alarms throughout the building will ensure a fire can be detected as early as possible from any room and that everyone in the building is alerted.
2. Cigarettes & Candles
If you are smoking inside or have candles lit, make sure they are put out properly and there is never a risk of a fire occurring. Cigarettes and candles can be an easy way to start a fire if you are careless and removing this from your property altogether is usually a good ideal. However, if you would like to smoke in the building or light candles, make sure you always have safety in mind.
3. Quick Response
When you find a fire, you should immediately call the fire brigade. A quick response can help save lives and stop the fire from spreading. You should never assume that someone else has found the fire first so with a quick response time, you can help save lives.
Unless you are trained, you shouldn’t try to advise other people in the building on what to do. You could potentially give the wrong advice and confuse people if they are still trapped. Amber Fire Protection can provide training, making sure everyone within the premises has a good understanding of what to do during a fire and can act as a fire warden when a fire occurs.
5. Check Fire Extinguishers
Fire Extinguishers are an effective tool in the event of a fire, and can quickly quench the flames before they spread. It is important to regularly check your fire extinguishers to make sure they are in working condition, and that they can always be used in the event of a fire. Amber Fire Protection can service and maintain your Fire Extinguishers on a once off or contract basis.
6. Create Safety Procedures
The best way to prepare your premises and everyone inside for a fire is to have an effective fire safety procedure. Our team can help you create a fire safety procedure to help ensure your staff and customers can escape safely in the event of a fire.
7. Cleaning & Housekeeping
To reduce the chance of a fire, having a well-maintained property can help. Fires can occur in many ways, but keeping your property tidy and removing any hazardous materials, chemicals and equipment could prevent a fire in the future.
8. Fire Drills
Completing regular fire drills using your fire safety procedures will give everyone a better understanding of what to do in an emergency. Fire drills should be completed at least twice a year, as no matter how safe you think your property is, a fire could always occur. Additionally, it is important to train new members of staff who may not know the fire safety procedures. Conducting regular fire drills will make sure everyone is up to date.