Keeping your staff and facility safe from the threat of fire is critical for ensuring your business thrives. Not only does it save you from severe loss of revenue, supplies, human life, and even legal fees but fires can affect your reputation as well. How well you handle situations and how prepared you are can be a matter of both legal and public relation necessity. Having adequate, well-maintained fire protection services is necessary for protecting your business.
Have The Right Equipment
One of the first steps to a safe business is to be sure that you’re equipped with the right supplies. Having adequate fire alarms, sprinkler systems, and fire extinguishers are all steps that are necessary legally. Depending on your facility and any risks you may have on hand, you may find that you need to invest in more equipment or upgrades to keep within legal requirements.
Keep It Maintained
Even the best fire protection system is only as good as its maintenance. Regularly following up with tests, checks, and repairs to your system is something good for you and may be required. Fire alarms, in particular, must be checked as if they are set off because of false alarms they can cause significant problems and even fines.
Have A Safety Plan
One step that every business should take is to ensure that there is a comprehensive safety plan that has a full section dedicated to fire safety. This can be done as part of a more extensive safety audit, and it may be useful to have a third party present. Safety plans often complete an overarching review of any potential hazards, including fire and flammable sources to find risks and solutions.
Last but not least, your staff must be aware of your safety plan, including risks and steps, to allow for full transparency. Additionally, you will want to be sure that the team knows evacuation procedures and when to take alternative steps. When and how to use a fire extinguisher should be a part of the training.
Why Partner with Absolute Solutions & Associates?
Absolute Solutions & Associates is proud to be the preferred facility maintenance and facility equipment provider of the Washington, D.C. metropolitan area and beyond. Our knowledgeable team members are dedicated to providing unparalleled customer service, competitive value-added pricing, and a finished product. You will be pleased you chose to partner with Absolute Solutions & Associates. From grounds maintenance services to commercial building operations and maintenance, we have you covered. To speak with one of our team members and learn more about how we can work together to exceed your expectations and satisfy your needs, please contact us today! You can reach us at 202‐630‐9469. Also, check us out on Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn.