Businesses should always take responsibility to ensure they are as protected as possible in the event of a fire emergency. One aspect of fire safety is making sure there are fire extinguishers available to combat fires that pop up. However, you can’t just have extinguishers around your business and be good to go. These extinguishers must be kept somewhere safe so that they don’t get damaged, and they need to be accessible so you can use them in a pinch when facing an emergency situation. Here are some tips to help you protect any fire extinguishers around your business.
Choosing the Right Spot to Store Them
To keep your fire extinguishers safe, you should have them in a location that leaves them less vulnerable to being damaged. At the same time, you should be able to access them with ease in case of a fire.
There are general guidelines to follow when placing your extinguishers. First, you should keep the spots in front of them free of any obstructions. Next, they must be mounted so that they can’t get damaged as easily. Lastly, there should be fire safety signs directly above your extinguishers. These signs should always be visible, and not be able to be blocked by any sort of obstruction.
Keeping Fire Extinguishers Safe
In some work environments, you might have to keep fire extinguishers inside of boxes or cabinets for optimal protection. This keeps them in top condition so that they don’t get damaged and fail to work in a critical situation. Avoid keeping extinguishers outside because this makes it more likely for them to corrode, at which point they won’t be safe for you to use.
Cabinets and Stands
Taking every measure to protect extinguishers from damage is vital. It’s for this reason that you want to look into getting cabinets and fire stands to provide your fire extinguishers that extra level of safety. This will make it less likely for your extinguishers to suffer any accidental damage.
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