Office Fire Safety
Office Fire Safety is a big issue that should be taken seriously. Each year hundreds of fires destroy buildings and kill people. Most office fires are preventable if proper Office Fire Safety is used each day. Having fire drills and safety meetings discussing different ways to stop a fire from occurring can save the lives of all the employees in the office. There are hundreds of Office fire safety topics to choose from so you may even consider having a monthly meeting to just cover as many areas as possible.
- Make sure all electrical outlets are working correctly.
- Never overload a six plug
- Make sure all extension cords are in good shape and not lying in places that my cause tripping hazards.
- Keep all liquids away from cords and electrical sockets
- Make sure all cigarettes are completely extinguished before placing them in the ashtray.
- Never put out a cigarette in a trash can.
- Have all stairways and other exits clearly marked
- All employees should know where the exits are located
- Fire extinguishers should be on ever floor and checked frequently by someone authorized at maintaining them.
- Make sure are employees know how to properly use a Fire extinguisher.
- Call your local fire department if a fire should occur do not ever assume that someone else already did. They would rather receive ten calls about the same fire than none at all.
- Feel all doors to make sure they are not hot before opening them. You don't want to open a door with fire behind it.
- If you can't get out of the room due to the fire be sure to stuff your sweater,coat or anyother clothe you can find under the door to prevent the smoke from leaking into the room.
- If there is a working phone in the room call the fire department and let them know where you are trapped if it is possible hold a flashlight up to a window so they can find you easier.
- Each person in the building should know where all the "pull in case of fire" alarms are located.
- After you have made it out of the building and are a safe distance do not return to it no matter what. If you are sure people are still in there locate a fireman and tell him exactly where they can be found.
- Make sure all fire alarms have new batteries and are working properly.
- Keep flammables as far away from heat or fire as possible.
- When working with flammable substances take all the proper safety precautions
- All exits should be free of clutter and easily accessible. No desk or filing cabinets should be near them these my cause injuries during and emergency.
- Never use the elevators during a fire always take the stairs.
- If the room fills with smoke stay as close to the floor as possible while making your exit.
No matter what the situation is it is best to stay calm. Being calm helps you keep a clear head and remember all the office fire safety tips you have learned. Staying calm also helps those around you panic less this is a great way to make sure everyone gets out of the building uninjured.