Fires are disasters that no one will ever truly expect. Because of the often unpredictable nature of fires in the workplace, you will want to plan ahead and ensure that you are aware of what to do if a fire does end up arising. A great way to prepare for a fire is to conduct a fire drill with the people in your office. These drills will take people through the procedures that would be done in the event of a fire. That way, they’ll know what to do during a real emergency. Here is how to carry out a successful fire drill.
Confirm That All People Are On Board
There’s a lot that goes into a fire drill. It’s much more than a simple pulling of the fire alarm and understanding escape routes. Every member of your fire team has to have proper training on the procedures that will need to be followed so that the drill can be done successfully. In addition to this, a buy-in will be needed since people will be taken from their workplaces to carry out the fire drill. Lastly, everyone must know why a fire drill is important. If they don’t, people might treat the fire drill as a joke rather than a legitimate safety procedure for your office.
Communication is Key
It’s possible that nothing is more essential during a fire drill than effective communication. Announce when you’re going to have your first drill, and be sure that everyone in your office gets the message, whether you have to send a newsletter, text message, or email. When people know when fire drills will be conducted ahead of time, they can plan for them more easily.
Standards and goals for the fire drill should also be communicated. By establishing what you hope to achieve from the drill, it will be easier to determine if a fire drill is done successfully.
Conduct Rehearsals For Your Fire Drill
Do rehearsals for fire drills, and have these rehearsals scale in complexity. As rehearsals become increasingly complex, they help to simulate what an authentic fire disaster would bring about. This gets people more familiar with what a real fire emergency would entail, and with prior exposure to more authentic circumstances, it becomes easier to know what procedures to follow to ensure a safe escape.
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