If you’re a business owner, your top priority is the safety of your employees. There are a number of things you can do around your structure to prevent fires, which you can read about here, but you should also prepare your employees for a fire emergency by doing the following:
Review And Practice Your Evacuation Plan
You should routinely review evacuation routes with your employees. Going over an evacuation plan once is not sufficient. Your employees should regularly have the opportunity to hear the alarms and walk the evacuation route for reference, so planned and surprise fire drills are a must. That way, they will have an automatic procedure to follow in the event of a fire.
Encourage Physical Preparation
If your building is more than a few stories tall, many of your employees probably rely on elevators to get up to their floors. Help your employees realize they may need to walk down a dozen, or even two or three dozen flights of stairs in the event of a fire, and encourage them to take the stairs every so often.
Conduct Additional Training
In addition to being trained on the evacuation route, your employees should each be trained on how to use a fire extinguisher and how to decide whether to fight a fire or to evacuate.
Keeping your employees safe from fires is a complex endeavor. The experts at Aquarius Fluid Products, Inc. can install and maintain your fire suppression system, so you can focus on employee education. Contact us today for a free consultation. We’ve been servicing Chicago fire pumps since 1985.