From the 6,500 daily fires that rage in our nation, more than 1,500 homes; 128 hotels, motels and apartments; 195 stores, offices and restaurants; and 240 other businesses are destroyed.
Don’t let your business become a statistic. Everyone on your team has a part to play in fire safety.
Preventing fires can be simple Fire safety takes knowlege and good maintenance.
Does your team know…
- Where fire extinguishers, hoses, alarms, phones, and exits are located?
- Which extinguishing agents to use and how to use them?
- How to sound a fire alarm and obtain fire-fighting assistance?
- Where the designated meeting place is in case of a fire?
- What type of conditions at your work site should be reported?
- Overheating of materials and equipment.
- Defective electrical equipment, or wiring in poor condition.
- Leaking gas, solvents, oil, gasoline, etc.
- All fire hazards which you cannot correct.
- All sparking, arcing, and fire immediately.
Checklist – Is your workplace fire-safe?
- Area all areas kept clean and orderly?
- Are aisles, exits, and fire protection equipment free from obstructions?
- Is the trash taken out regularly?
- Are flammable liquids, oily waste, and paint soaked rags stored in approved safety cans
- Have all heat – fuel – air combinations been eliminated?
- What fire hazards exist in our workplace? Have all fire hazards which we cannot correct been reported?
- How can we inform our team about fire safety in our workplace? Are there any specific points or problems you wish to discuss?
Here is a printable PDF checklist.
Also, feel free to call Pardridge Insurance for any insurance questions or concerns at 815-758-4447.
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