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How To Prevent An Office Fire

Although they are rare, office fires can be extremely dangerous and damaging, so preventing one is many office managers' prime responsibility. Over the past 100 years or so, fire prevention and mitigation technology has continued to progress and we are now at a point where serious office fires are few and far between. We also understand far more now about fires and how they spread than we once did, and this is extremely helpful when designing and implementing prevention techniques. 

So, what are a few prevention ideas which you can implement and how will they protect you and your colleagues from a fire? 

Regularly test and update technology 

Electrical fires are one of the most common office fires in the country and in the modern world, there’s no guessing why really. Our offices are dominated by technology and many of our offices feature only computers and other electrical equipment. All of this technology in close proximity drastically increases the risk of an electrical fire however, you can mitigate this. Simply run an audit on all of your electrical appliances every so often to make sure they are working as they should and pose no risk. 

Complete a fire risk assessment 

Naturally, a risk assessment will vastly improve your office's fire safety and will be a great step to make. Risk assessments will outline all of the issues with your building so you can work towards reducing these issues and fixing them for years to come. What’s more, you may also find a few areas where your building is performing well so you can focus your attention on the areas which you need improving. This will save you a vast amount of both time and money in the future. So, make sure you get a professional risk assessment before you start to make any improvements. 

Install mitigation methods 

If a fire does occur, it is imperative that you have a series of mitigation methods in place to help reduce the fire's spread and damage capabilities. Of course, there are a myriad of mitigation methods which you can introduce to help slow the spread of a fire and get people to safety quickly. You should consider fire exit signs to guide your staff in the right direction as well as fire alarms, smoke alarms, and fire doors. 

If you need to have a fire risk assessment completed or find yourself in need of a fire alarm or exit signs then we can help. We have many years of experience and pride ourselves on helping you make your office as fire safe as possible. So, make sure you contact us today to speak with our knowledgeable and friendly staff! 

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