Even medical centers require a solid fire safety plan. The main priority in medical centers, such as hospitals, is patient safety. As a result, most medical facilities need to ensure that their patients are safe in any fire emergency situation. According to the NFPA, there were approximately 2,600 per year in nursing homes and 1,200 in hospitals between the years 2007 and 2011. The majority of occupants in such buildings are typically elderly, disabled, or sick. As a result, it is harder for them to reach safety on their own. Therefore, it is essential to the safety and health of all patients in medical centers to implement proper safety measures. Here are some techniques you can use to protect the occupants of your medical facility.
Frequently Check Electrical Wires And Outlets
It is important to note that one in five non-confined fires begins with a faulty outlet or electrical wire. This means that there are many fires that are started due to a lack of vigilance. It is imperative that you monitor your electrical wiring within a medical facility to ensure that there is nothing faulty with any wires. As a medical facility manager, it is important to not overlook the electrical wiring and outlets all around your facility. Proper maintenance can save many lives.
Make Sure To Oversee Kitchens
Another common fire is a kitchen fire. More often than not, fires are started due to cooking equipment in medical facilities. Typically, these fires occur during mealtime when the kitchen is being used most frequently. As a result, having proper monitoring procedures set in place can save your medical center from suffering a large fire. In addition, proper monitoring of your medical center’s kitchen can save some lives.
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