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5 Biggest Fire Safety Risks in Your Building
Are you protecting your commercial building
from the potential hazards of a fire?
There are five common fire safety risks that occur most often in commercial buildings and offices.
  1. Non-operational or lack of safety equipment

    If your fire safety equipment is in disrepair, has not been tested, or has not had routine maintenance performed recently, it can put you and everyone in your office at risk. Your fire safety equipment, including fire alarms, sprinkler systems, fire suppression systems, etc., need to be tested annually to ensure they are fully operational. Additionally, if fire safety equipment is not available, specifically operational fire extinguishers, then you are leaving your building at risk. Having easily accessible fire safety equipment (and instructing your employees on how to use it) is one of the best ways you can help reduce safety risks in your office.

  2. Lack of safety training & emergency action plan

    Installing an exceptional fire safety system will do very little if your employees don’t know what to do in the unlikely event of an emergency. Training your employees on how to use fire extinguishers and where to go during an emergency is crucial for complete safety. Additionally, it’s important to train your employees on what to do in the event of an emergency. Having an emergency action plan that details where to do, what to do, and who is in charge in the event of an emergency is vital and can be lifesaving.

  3. Improperly designed & installed safety systems

    Not only does your building need fire safety equipment, it needs to be installed properly and to the exact specifications and requirements of your building (while also meeting all local codes and regulations). Your fire protection needs may differ from one area of your building to the next—for instance, if you have a commercial kitchen in a hotel, the fire suppression system used in the kitchen would be different from the fire suppression system used in the guest rooms. An experienced fire safety company can explain all of the differences between various types of fire protection equipment and systems and help you make an educated decision.

  4. Improper use of office equipment

    There are many ways that people in your office will put themselves at risk, including misusing extension cords, using damaged power cords, and misusing space heaters. All of this equipment needs to be carefully monitored and used correctly to prevent the threat of fire and damage to personnel and the building.

    Extension cords need to be properly approved by a certifying laboratory and only used to connect one device at a time. Power cords should be checked periodically for any damage or ungrounded cords. Personal space heaters must be plugged directly into an outlet and cannot be plugged into an extension cord or power strip.

  5. Blocked sprinkler heads

    Your fire sprinklers are an integral part of your fire safety equipment, but if tall equipment is blocking the sprinkler head directly or objects are obstructing the spray of the sprinkler, you could be putting your office at risk. Nothing should ever be placed within 18 inches of your fire sprinkler. If you are unsure whether or not you are using your fire safety equipment in the safest manner possible, it’s important to talk to a fire protection company to learn more about proper office fire safety.

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What Can You Do to Help Prevent Office Fires?

How can you prevent these potential fire safety risks from posing a threat in your office? You need to have a fire protection company come to your building and assess your current fire safety equipment and educate you and your employees about the best fire safety practices and what upgrades or repairs need to be made to any existing equipment—and if any additional equipment is required.

If you’re located in the Maryland (MD), Virginia (VA) & Washington, DC areas, depend on your local experts at Fire Pros. Contact us online or by phone at 800-968-2871 to schedule an appointment.

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David H.

David H.

Alarm Systems Repair

Near West St, Kalkaska, MI 49646
Alex R.

Alex R.

Completed annual Smoke Alarm Inspection for 2019

Near East 12 Mile Road, Warren, MI 48071
Ron  R.

Ron R.

Near W Main St, Fremont, MI 49412
Alex R.

Alex R.

Completed annual Fire Extinguisher Inspection for 2019

Near East 12 Mile Road, Warren, MI 48071
Alex R.

Alex R.

Completed annual Smoke Alarm Inspection for 2019

Near East 12 Mile Road, Warren, MI 48071
Tyler H.

Tyler H.

Re-work of existing Fire Alarm System due to wall being added and New Exit Door.

Near Port Sheldon St, Georgetown Township, MI 49428
John H.

John H.

Portable Extinguishers Service Call

Near Hursley St, Sault Ste. Marie, MI 49783
David H.

David H.

Alarm Systems Repair

Near N Birch St, Kalkaska, MI 49646
Mike R.

Mike R.

***BCI ppwk*** replace antenna for cell communicator.Parts are supplied by ABC/ BCI.

Near Brooks Ave, Holland, MI 49423
David H.

David H.

Alarm Systems Repair

Near N Birch St, Kalkaska, MI 49646
John H.

John H.

Near Ridge St, Sault Ste. Marie, MI 49783
Art L.

Art L.

Fire door INSPECTION and test

Near W Maple St, Belding, MI 48809
Austin C.

Austin C.

Near Pearl St NW, Grand Rapids, MI 49504
Alex R.

Alex R.

Completed annual Smoke Alarm and CO Detector Inspections for 2019

Near Howard St, Richmond, MI 48062
Jason  Z.

Jason Z.

Portable Extinguishers and Kitchen Suppression Inspection

Near 190th Ave, Big Rapids, MI 49307
David H.

David H.

Alarm Systems Emergency Service Call

Near State St, Boyne City, MI 49712
Alex R.

Alex R.

Completed Annual Fire Extinguisher and Emergency Light Inspections for 2019 Also completed 3-5lb ABC 6 year Exchanges approved by Karen Yax

Near Howard St, Richmond, MI 48062
Austin C.

Austin C.

Near Dean Lake Ave NE, Grand Rapids, MI 49505
Brandon  F.

Brandon F.

Near Breton Rd SE, Grand Rapids, MI 49546
Sean W.

Sean W.

Near Plainfield Ave NE, Grand Rapids, MI 49525
David H.

David H.

Alarm Systems Repair

Near Country Club Rd, Walloon Lake, MI 49796
Jason  Z.

Jason Z.

Alarm Systems Inspection

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Tyler H.

Tyler H.

Troubleshoot the sprinkler alarm system. This is a time a material service not to exceed $600. If repairs are to exceed this amount, customer will billed accordingly and a quote will be submitted for additional repairs.

Near Lincoln Ave, Holland, MI 49423
Matt S.

Matt S.

Annual fire extinguisher and emergency exit light inspection

Near Power Dr, Nunica, MI 49448
Tyler H.

Tyler H.

Quote for Building D: The Bell/Strobe in the office is not part of the current Fire Alarm system and needs to be removed and a 4x4 cover put over the box, Replace a non-working Horn/Strobe in the TV room - repair

Near S Westnedge Ave, Kalamazoo, MI 49008