Do you remember fire drills and evacuation drills in school? Turns out, there is a good reason for such systems. But ever since we all became adults, when was the last time we actually participated in a fire drill? If it has been too long to remember, maybe it’s time to implement office fire drills and evacuation plans, just in case of an emergency while at the office.
The Usefulness of an Office Evacuation Plan
Fire safety is important in any situation, your personal residence, a public space, or even your workplace. A fire safety and evacuation plan is necessary for everyone to have, not just for their personal homes and residences, but their offices as well. We spend most of our time at work, so we should be prepared for a variety of emergency situations in our workplace.
Implementing the Plan
So you have decided that your office needs an evacuation plan and now it must be implemented. Typically employers will create routes with exit plans. These maps should designate all the exits and equipment, including fire extinguishers and first aid kits. Employers should make sure that the exit routes are clearly lit, wide enough for the entire staff to get through, unobstructed, and hazard free. Once an employer has created these routes, it’s important that these routes be clearly made visible to all employees so that they know where to go in case of an emergency.
An office fire policy will include information on proper use of fire-fighting equipment available. This means that all employees and employers should be able to easily use the fire-fighting equipment in an emergency situation. Therefore, all staff should have the opportunity to learn about the proper training necessary on the various fire-fighting equipment.
Commercial Fire Protection System with Fireline
At Fireline, we offer an array of portable fire extinguishers, fire alarms, and sprinkler systems to keep commercial offices safe. Fireline offers the highest quality alarm systems to keep your business safe from fires and carbon monoxide poisoning. We also offer fire suppression systems as well to help keep commercial fires controlled should they break out. Our trained technicians will work with you to determine which air sampling smoke detection system is best for your business. We will also help install and maintain the system for your commercial building.