Don't Let A Fire Destroy Your Business
According to the National Fire Protection Association, there are over 130,000 non-residential fires every year that cause over $3 billion in property damage.
Fires can cause widespread devastation and are one of the biggest
threats to any business. According to the National Fire Protection
Association, there are over 130,000 non-residential fires every year
that cause over $3 billion in property damage.
The best way to protect your business from a fire is to analyze your
risk exposures and train your workforce on how to act. Even if you
believe that your business is prepared for a fire, it’s important to
review your fire prevention plan in order to make sure it’s up to date.
Here are four steps you should take to protect your business from
- Create an emergency evacuation plan. Your employees and
customers should know how to leave your business at any
time by locating a clearly marked, unobstructed emergency
exit. You should also conduct an evacuation drill at least once
every year to ensure that your employees know how to act.
- Follow all of your fire code requirements. Depending on
your business’s size, industry and location, the fire code will
require your business to take certain steps to prevent fires.
- Install and maintain fire suppression systems. Make sure
that your workplace is outfitted with automatic fire
sprinklers and portable fire extinguishers. You should also
make sure that fire extinguishers aren’t used after they have
expired and that your workforce is trained to operate them.
- Get in touch with local first responders. Establishing a
relationship with your local fire department and providing
them with your building’s floor plan will help ensure the
fastest possible response time.
Robertson Insurance & Risk Management
Our vision is to deliver services and engage others in such a way that each and every action demonstrates we care about them, our relationship, and their future well-being. Our purpose is to help you create a business risk program that not only meets your needs today, but in the future as well. If you are in business, our goal is to keep you in business. Protecting what you have worked so hard to build is our passion. Contact us today for your consultation 717-625-3770.