What Fire Protection Equipment Should We Have In the Office?

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It is crucial for every commercial property to have fire safety equipment that meets the requirements of the law.  Every business owner should understand their obligations to ensure their client’s safety. Business owners can get educated on fire safety with this information and can keep all necessary fire equipment ready in case of a breakout.

 

As per the law, every business owner is required to provide their employees with a safe environment to work in. It is necessary that each and every business owner understands these regulations to ensure they have the needed fire equipment and that they are placed at the right locations within the office or building.

 

In addition, it is also necessary to have each piece of equipment labelled for easy access. All employees should be trained in using this fire safety equipment to ensure they are capable of handling the situation in case of a fire. When the equipment is kept in the appointed place and employees know how to use it, that helps improve the safety levels in case of a fire breakout on your property.

 

Types of Fire Safety Equipment

 

In addition to regular smoke alarms, there are a number of additional fire safety equipment businesses can use. The amount and type of this equipment’s based on the size and purpose of the building. A few additional types of equipment a business may need are:

 

  1. Fire Doors

 

These help contain the fire from spreading from one room to another. The Fire doors shut automatically if a fire breaks out. The special material and coating prevent the fire from spreading and causing further damage. In addition, they also help keep contain the smoke.

 

  1. Fire Extinguishers

 

These are extremely important for every commercial building, and every office space should have at least one fire extinguisher. The number of fire extinguishers will depend on the size and spread of the property as well as the number of floors in the building.

 

  1. Fire Sprinklers

 

These systems are installed in the ceilings of the building and are generally activated automatically. Older systems may have a manual function. They help extinguish fires, preventing them from spreading and destroying buildings.

 

  1. Fire Blankets

 

These can be used to extinguish small fires to prevent them from spreading. They have to be placed in easily accessible locations so that they can be thrown on fires quickly.

In addition, having emergency escapes, battery-operated exit signs and lighting also helps, and should be present in every commercial structure. Having this fire protection equipment present in your building can help keep all your employees as well as your building safe from harm. For more information call FireSafe today.