If you’re a business owner or manager, you have a three-fold responsibility when it comes to your assets: protect your premises; protect your inventory and protect your people. That’s why fire safety is a top priority.
If you and your staff aren’t ready to deal with fire-related emergencies, the damages can be devastating, both personally and legally. But using the alarm system services of Vancouver’s Arpel Security Systems can help you and your workplace be prepared for the worst.
Take a few moments to review these fire preparedness strategies for your place of business.
- Bring in a reputable security company to assess the risks. Arpel Security Systems doesn’t just provide theft and security surveillance systems for businesses. We also protect you and your assets with our workplace fire prevention expertise and monitored fire alarm systems. We install commercial-grade heat and smoke detectors that work in concert with your existing building infrastructure. We can then alert you, and the fire department, to any anomalies on your premises.
- Designate a fire safety officer or warden. An effective way to facilitate workplace preparedness is to delegate prevention and education to a responsible person on your staff. One dedicated person can make a big difference in the safest outcome for the rest of your staff.
- Train employees in fire safety. Next, to smoke inhalation, chaos is the biggest killer when it comes to fire. Make sure you and your staff know what to do if a fire alarm goes off. Post floor plans in visible locations for emergency evacuations, and hold a drill to make sure employees know where to go. Notify them of your fire prevention strategies and hold them responsible for their compliance.
- Assess your insurance needs on a regular basis. A solid business insurance package is highly recommended; it will be the saving grace if a fire damages your building, inventory or other assets while preventing any other liabilities that you may incur.
Preventing Fire in the Workplace
There are some tips on fire prevention in the workplace:
- Don’t overload electrical outlets.
- Oversee the proper disposal of combustible materials such as paper, rags, flammable liquids, etc.
- Place equipment or machines that generate heat away from walls and flammable materials.
- Make sure all heat-generating machines and appliances are turned off at the end of the workday.
How We Can Help You Be Ready
If you’re looking for a security company in Vancouver that can provide expert fire protection services that includes alarm monitoring and advice, contact Arpel Security Services today. We are the preferred business security systems company in Greater Vancouver and the Lower Mainland.