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11/28/2020 (Permalink)

Fire Evacuation Drills for the Workplace | SERVPRO® of Bryan, Effingham, Mcintosh & East Liberty Counties

Planning ahead for possible pitfalls and setbacks is an essential component of business ownership, and that means going beyond market predictions and considering real-world dangers such as emergencies as well. With commercial fires impacting so many businesses annually, the best thing to do is put a plan in place just in case one happens to you.

The most important part of any fire safety effort is an escape plan—being able to get yourself and your staff out of the building quickly will help everyone feel more protected in the workplace and allow everyone to get out quickly and calmly.

Planning Your Business’ Fire Drills

Consult with your local fire officials. You have plenty of online resources available regarding workplace fire safety, but do not forget to make use of your local fire station as well. Typically, the fire marshal can come by to provide a personalized assessment of your building so you know what escape routes are best and what improvements you can make.

Communicate and mark fire evacuation routes. Once it has been decided what fire exits to use, mark the routes clearly so they are visible for everyone in the building and brief staff on the future drill. Preparing everyone in advance for the drill can reduce panic and help everyone move to safety more efficiently.

Have fire drills frequently. While fire drills can be a dull thing if they happen regularly, they should occur often enough that they are familiar to everyone who works in your building. Typically, scheduling them at the beginning of every quarter will be frequent enough to ensure everyone has the protocols down.

Run different fire scenarios. Fires can start for a number of reasons and can begin spreading nearly anywhere inside of a building. When you plan your fire drills, make sure to take this into account by having the fire “start” in different part of the building. This will help your staff be well-versed in all the fire escape routes, not just the most convenient ones to their workspace.

If your business has experienced fire damage, you can count on us. We specialize in commercial fire restoration and will be here for you at any hour—contact us today.

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