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Preventing fires at your business!

4/15/2019 (Permalink)

Fire Causes around $10 Billion In Damage Per Year according to the "Burden of Tobacco in your Workplace, page 1 by tobaccofreetippecanoe.org"

Fire safety tips for the workplace are as important as fire tips for the home! Here are some tips for businesses:

Eliminate workplace fire hazards.

  • Replace damaged electrical outlets, cords, cables, etc.
  • Be mindful of overloaded outlets and circuits.
  • Fire exits need to be free of any obstacles.

Prepare for emergencies!

  • Follow workplace protocol and guidelines.
  • Ensure that smoke alarms and sprinkler systems are installed and working properly.
  • Conduct regular fire drills.

Employers should follow these workplace fire safety tips:

  • Post clear fire escape plans on every level.
  • Educate all employees on emergency procedures, exit locations and escape routes.
  • Install and properly maintain all fire safety equipment.
  • Use only electrical products evaluated by a nationally recognized laboratory (i.e. UL).
  • Immediately replace damaged, hazardous equipment.
  • Only use three-prong plugs in three-slot outlets (and, similarly: two-slot plug into two-slot outlets).

Heaters must include a thermostat control mechanism.


Invest in smoke detectors for every room or office.

Test your smoke detectors and sprinkling system monthly.

Replace smoke detector batteries at least once a year unless you have a 10yr lithium battery detector.

Never disable a smoke alarm.

Provide for disabled employees by considering these two types of detectors:

  • Audible alarms (pauses between the siren wail allow for auditory communication) are available for the visually impaired.
  • Visual alarms (with a flashing light or vibrating pad) are available for the hearing impaired.

Know and understand the fire emergency and evacuation plan with these workplace fire safety tips:

  • Plan multiple escape routes from as many locations as possible.
  • Fire escapes need to be stable, secure, and easily accessible.
  • Ensure that windows are easily accessed and easily opened.
  • Never use the elevator.

We never know when disaster may strike! Keeping your self and your employees safe is the most important thing.

SERVPRO of Lebanon/Hanover/Littleton is here for you if disaster strikes; Let us take care of your business, so you can focus on your employees.

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