Don’t Let a Fire Destroy Your Business
Is your business fire safe? Are you confident that you are taking every possible precaution against a fire breaking out? If the worst does happen, is your business ready to cope with it safely and effectively? Failing to take the appropriate steps to prevent and manage fire risk isn’t just a foolish oversite. It is your legal obligation to protect your premiums, workers, and customers from the risk of fire.
Here are three essential steps you should take to safeguard your business from fires:
- Create an emergency evacuation plan. Your employees and guests should know how to leave your business at any time by locating the nearest exit, which should be clearly marked and unobstructed. Conduct an evacuation drill at least once a year to ensure that your employees know how to handle an emergency.
- Install and maintain fire suppression systems. This means installing fire alarms, sprinklers, and ensuring all employees know how to use a fire extinguisher. Regularly check these systems to ensure that they are in good working order.
- Understand your risk. Conduct a risk assessment to understand what kind of your business faces. Keep in mind that electrical equipment is responsible for a high number of fires, so be sure to maintain this equipment, tidy cords away, and allow air to circulate machinery.
As a business owner, it’s in your best interest to do what you can to protect your company from fire. To safeguard your business even more, make sure that you have the right commercial insurance. For a policy to suit your business and property at the right price, contact the team at Humble & Davenport Insurance today.