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Fire Prevention: How To Prevent The Most Common Workplace Fires


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Learn how to prevent a workplace fire!

Fire sprinkler systems, fire alarm systems, fire extinguishers, and other fire prevention resources are incredibly important when it comes to preventing injury or harm when a fire breaks out, specifically when the fire is in a commercial building like an office. In fact, ensuring that your workplace is a safe environment is oftentimes a priority for all business owners. As a result, here are just a few accidental ways a fire can start and helpful tips on how to prevent them.


Clutter is typically more than just an annoyance to other co-workers working alongside you. In fact, it can really be a fire hazard. Typical office clutter consists of files, paperwork, boxes, and other paper-related material. These items can actually serve as fuel to any fire that breaks out. All paper materials are highly flammable. As a result, a fire can spread quickly in an office when paper or other highly flammable materials are involved. The best way to resolve a clutter issue is to express your concerns to all employees. Letting them know the hazard that clutter poses to their safety can do the trick to having a desirable, clutter-free working area.

Electrical Issues

Obviously not every electrical issue will pose a fire threat, but many are hazardous. In fact, precautions should always be taken when it comes to electrical equipment, of any kind. Absolutely everyone in the office should keep their eyes peeled for any things like overloaded extension cords or surge protectors as they can pose a fire hazard. But, company and business owners also need to be proactive and have their electrical equipment and wiring tested on a regular basis.

Human Error

As simple as it may sound, general human error is actually quite a large and significant fire hazard. From leaving things unattended on the stovetop to letting things burn in a microwave, office human error is real. And it can lead to fires.


Anderson Fire Protection, Inc. has the expertise and skill to help your home or commercial property for all your fire protection needs.  We have been working in the Maryland, Northern Virginia, Southern Pennsylvania, and Washington, D.C. areas for over 25 years. We are known for our top-notch customer service and high-quality results. If you are ready for fantastic fire prevention and protection services, from fire sprinkler installation to fire alarm design and consulting, give us a call at (410) 796-4915 or visit us online. For more fire safety tips to help keep your property safe, follow us on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, and Google+.

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