Fire accident is one of the major catastrophes that can hit a company, a factory or any other workplace. Its effects can be great including injury, death, and loss of property. Most countries have regulations which guide on how fire risks prevention and fighting procedures should be. It is upon the company to comply with all the set procedures. It is crucial for any company to have clear fire safety procedures not only to respect the law but also for the sake of all staff safety. Below are highlights of how to go about the fire safety procedures.
Dealing with fire safety procedures
Hiring a qualified company fire safety consultant
Due to complications involved in fire safety and all that revolves it, it is paramount for a company to use a consultant as a guide. They help to come up will all the requirements as per the law and purchasing of fire safety compliance facilities like fire extinguishers, fire alarm system among others.
Fire safety equipment
In the case of a fire accident, any institutions need to have the relevant fire fighting mechanisms. This include the following;
- Fire extinguishers – they are the popular known way to fight small fires in institutions.
- Fire blankets – they suffocate minor fires and also to save people from fire
- Fire alarm system – today, the fire alarm system is one of the most sophisticated fire safety systems with fire detectors, and some are connected to the water system to extinguish a fire.
- The hose water extinguisher – helps to fight a fire using water in an area.
Training the staff
Staff needs to have a thorough fire safety education conducted by a professional. The consultants usually make arrangement for the staff training. Such training involves all staff a from different departments. It is also a legal requirement that the training is carried out annually to refresh the existing staff and cater for the new entrants within the year.
Writing down a fire safety procedure
After all the above efforts, the company is required to document on various issues relating to fire safety in that specific organization. Fire safety procedures cover the fire prevention procedures at different stations of work. Additionally, it will also cover the most crucial part of what should happen in case if fire. The fire exit procedures are part of the documentation.
As a company, it is crucial to comply with all fire safety procedures as guided by law to avoid penalties.