With the right procedures and responsibilities in place, fire prevention in the workplace is simple and achievable.
To help prevent a fire, employers and building owners must conduct a fire safety risk assessment and keep it up to date.
The risk assessment should identify what could cause a fire to start, i.e. sources of ignition and substances that burn, and the people who may be at risk.
Based on findings, employers need to ensure that adequate and appropriate fire safety measures are in place to minimise the risk of injury or loss of life in the event of a fire.
Once the risks have been identified, you can take appropriate action to control them. Consider whether they can be avoided, and if not possible, how you can reduce the risk and manage them, taking control of fire prevention in the workplace.
You must also consider how you will protect people if there is a fire.
Having an effective fire safety and fire drill procedure in place is paramount. Yet installing and maintaining fire detection equipment is equally as important.
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We’re a dedicated team invested in you, helping you stay one step ahead in your mission to improve fire prevention in the workplace.
To discuss how we can work together to create a bespoke fire detection solution for you, get in touch.
But in the meantime, here’s a checklist of what you can do to improve fire prevention in the workplace:
✔️ Carry out a fire safety risk assessment
✔️ Keep sources of ignition and flammable substances apart
✔️ Avoid accidental fires, e.g. make sure heaters cannot be knocked over
✔️ Always ensure good housekeeping, e.g. avoid build-up of rubbish that could burn
✔️ Consider how to detect fires and how to warn people quickly if they start, e.g. installing smoke alarms and fire alarms or bells
✔️ Have the correct fire-fighting equipment for putting a fire out quickly
✔️ Keep fire exits and escape routes clearly marked and unobstructed
✔️ Ensure your employees receive appropriate training on procedures they need to follow, including fire drills
✔️ Review and update your risk assessment regularly