5 Steps to Commercial Fire Safety
It is impossible to guarantee that a fire will never break out in your commercial property in San Antonio, but you can increase fire safety. If you do not already have a contingency plan in place for employees or other occupants to follow in the event of a fire, here are five simple steps you should take.
1. Establish an emergency plan. This plan should include a method for reporting fires as well as an evacuation plan. You may want to hold a mandatory meeting on a regular basis in which you inform employees or occupants about their roles and responsibilities.
2. Post maps with emergency escape routes at strategic locations. People may panic in the event of a fire and forget the specifics of the contingency plan. It is a good idea to post the best evacuation routes in strategic places throughout a building, such as near stairs or elevators. Make sure that these plans indicate that elevators are not safe to use during a fire.
3. Create a contact list. This list should include the names, titles, departments, and contact information for all employees.
4. Identify essential services. Depending on the businesses in the building or the needs of the facility itself, you may want to specify which services require attention and who will perform these tasks in the event of an emergency.
5. Store important records in a secure location. Keep important documents such as accounting, employment, or insurance records in a safe location on- or off-site.
These five steps are intended to help you create a contingency plan to promote the safety of all employees or occupants in a business or commercial property. Following these steps will make you better able to account for all of the people in your building. If you do experience a fire, contact SERVPRO of North Central San Antonio at: (210) 899-1017 or visit us at www.SERVPROnorthcentralsanantonio.com