Do you want to minimize the chances of a fire incident in your corporate office?
Do you remember that scene from Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade where Indiana Jones and his dad survive a fire accident and escape? But, that’s just a scene from a movie, while the real thing is much worse. For a corporate professional, there isn’t a bigger nightmare than seeing their office on fire. A fire accident in a commercial building is more dangerous than a residential fire accident. Not only is it life-threatening, but it would also destroy valuable documents.
Here are some simple tips to fire-proof your corporate office.
Install a Smoke Alarm
If you don’t have a fire alarm in your corporate office, now is the time to get one. A fire alarm is one of the easiest and cheapest ways to fire-proof your workplace. They are easy to install and require little maintenance, which makes them cost-effective as well. A smoke alarm notifies you about the slightest things which can cause a horrid fire accident, thus keeping you and your office safe.
All across the globe, all firefighters testify for the effectiveness of a fire sprinkler. No commercial fire safety installation is as effective as a fire sprinkler. Fire sprinklers are small showers that can be placed throughout your office. If a fire breaks out, the water from the sprinklers will take care of it before things get nasty.
Refrain From Overloading Power outlets
One of the best ways to mitigate the chances of a fire accident in your office is to act smartly when installing appliances and electrical appliances. As a responsible professional, never overload a single power outlet by plugging too many things into it. In the marketplace, you can find several adapters that allow you to plug multiple things into a single outlet. However, the outlet has a limit, beyond which lies danger. If the electrical connections in your office are old, they will have a hard time handling a heavy electrical load. Your job is to act accordingly.
Invest in Fire Extinguishers
The building codes in most commercial areas require commercial buildings to have fire extinguishers. A fire extinguisher serves as a quick way of dealing with a fire accident if it has gotten out of your control. Having a fire extinguisher within your reach is what distinguishes between taking care of a small flame, and calling the fire department for a full-fledged fire hazard.
Keep the Windows Clear
If the fire has gotten out of hand and you have nothing to extinguish it with, you don’t have another option but to run. In such emergencies, your windows can serve as valuable escape routes. Make sure not to clutter your office in a way that things get in the windows’ way. The passages that lead to your windows should be clear at all times. By clearing the windows you can save yourself and your colleagues if a terrible fire accident takes place.
To make your corporate office fire-proof, make sure not to avoid any of the tips mentioned above.