Every business needs to have a fire escape plan. It is one of the most important parts of fire safety and should not be ignored. If the unthinkable happens, you need every person in the building to know exactly what to do and where to go. However, once you have a fire escape plan where should they be posted? Here are a few suggestions. Read on to learn where you should be posting your fire escape plans!
Everyone has heard that they should not use an elevator in the event of a fire. This is true. Still, if a fire happens, more than a few people will instinctively head for the elevator. For this very reason, it is a good idea for fire escape plans to all be posted in front of your building’s elevators, directing them towards the stairs and a safer exit from your property.
If you have ever worked in an office setting, you know just how familiar the break room will become. Whether you are taking a break at the water cooler or heating up your lunch, this is one of the moments of the day when you can relax. Familiarity and frequent visits make your office break room the best spot to post the fire escape plans. You may already have bulletin boards there. Posting an evacuation plan here will give it the exposure it needs. This can make a dramatic difference in case of a fire.
Where You Cannot See an Exit
There are many reasons why commercial spaces have those noticeable, backlit “exit” signs. In a perfect world, such a sign would be visible all the time, from wherever you are in the office. However, it is impossible to see them everywhere. It is an innovative idea to walk around your building and note any locations where you cannot see one. Then return to these locations and post your fire escape plan. In the event of a fire, strategic placement of the fire escape plan can save lives.
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