5 Pieces of Fire Safety Equipment Every Workplace Must Have
As an employer, you are responsible for ensuring your business is following and maintaining appropriate fire safety measures, which include ensuring that your workplace has suitable fire safety equipment. However, there is a wide range of equipment that you will need for your business, and the employees that work for you, to stay safe. That is why, in this blog, we will explore 5 pieces of fire safety equipment every workplace must-have.
Of course, at the top of our list is a fire extinguisher - this is because extinguishers are an essential item for fire safety in your business. You must also ensure that your extinguishers are positioned on escape routes and near any higher risk locations - to learn more about extinguishers visit our Fire Extinguisher page.
Fire alarms and smoke detectors, again, are essential to keeping your employees safe in the event of a fire as they provide an early warning of a potential fire. This then allows your employees extra time to put the fire out and evacuate anyone on the premises before it becomes more dangerous.
Sprinklers are a simple and effective solution to extinguish or even control fires in the early stages. According to National Fire Chiefs, nobody has lost their life to a fire in the UK where sprinklers have been installed.
Fire exit signs are essential to guiding anyone at the workplace to the safest route out of the building in case of an emergency. You should always ensure your emergency exits are indicated by signs and these signs need to be visible in any circumstance.
There is an increased risk of your main power supply cutting out in the event of a fire which is why emergency lighting is so important. Emergency lighting runs off battery power so it will serve as a suitable backup if your power fails during a fire - it will also ensure that anyone on the premises will be able to visibly see and follow exit signs to exit the building.
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