No one ever actually expects a fire to break out in their building. In fact, it’s often the last thing on building owners’ minds. However, these types of emergencies strike businesses across the country every day. You, your employees, and your customers could end up being forced to evacuate at a moment’s notice, so it is critical to ensure your entire team is ready in the event of a fire emergency.
Create An Effective Emergency Action Plan
Compiling an emergency action plan is important. In fact, the responsibilities of your employees should be outlined clearly so that everyone knows what to do in the event a fire breaks out. While you should always tailor your plan to meet the specific needs of your building, there are a few things to always keep in mind.
- Escape route: Having a diagram of the escape route can be a vital component of any evacuation plan. In fact, it should highlight the primary and secondary exits, accessible routes for those with disabilities, and exterior assembly areas within your building. Also, you’ll really want to be sure to label all the manual fire alarm pull stations so everyone in the building can see these clearly when a fire breaks out.
- Evacuation policies and procedures: This plan should always first outline all evacuation routes, crowd control techniques, and procedures for assisting people with disabilities. In fact, having these things clearly outlines makes a fire emergency less out of control.
Training Employees To Prevent Fires
While fire preparedness is important in a fire emergency, the proper preventative training can go a long way. In fact, protecting your building from such events is the safest way to approach a fire emergency.
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