It’s important to be prepared in case of a fire emergency at work. The key to fire safety is practicing specific safety and prevention behaviors. Here are some simple fire safety tips for the workplace:
• Never lock or block fire exits, halls or stairways. Fire doors provide a way out in case of emergency. Never leave fire doors open.
• Learn the building’s evacuation plan. As an employer, it’s important to conduct regular fire safety drills with your employees.
• The building manager should display evacuation routes in high traffic areas like passages.
• There should be someone responsible for fire safety systems. This person should make sure nothing is blocking these devices and should report any sign of damage or malfunction.
Your employer should review your fire-risk assessment regularly and make changes where necessary.