Be smart when it comes to fire safety. Take these steps to prevent fires in your workplace.
Have a well-documented (and posted) fire plan. Ensure that all employees know this plan as well as the location of the closest exits.
Maintain machinery and equipment to prevent overheating.
Identify All Ignition Sources
Identify all ignition sources on site.
Store Chemicals Safely
Make sure that chemicals are stored according to MSDS and manufacturer’s directions.
Smoking in Designated Areas
Only smoke in designated smoking areas.
Make sure that there are appropriate working fire extinguishers in place. Also ensure that employees have the proper training to use the extinguishers in the event of a fire.
Check Electrical Cords
Prior to using equipment, ensure that electrical cords are free from damage.