5 Do’s and Don’ts of Fire Safety and Compliance14 January 2019
Fire safety is important for businesses to protect the safety of employees and customers, as well as your building, office equipment, stock and other assets. Here are some important do’s and don’ts when it comes to fire safety:
• Have an Annual Fire Safety Inspection
This includes inspection of fire exits, hose reels, sprinklers, and alarms. In the case of fire, you need to ensure that all of your equipment is working correctly. It is a requirement of Fire Safety Compliance NSW to have your equipment checked. In New South Wales you will receive certification when this has been completed by a recognised fire safety company. This will be in the form of an Annual Fire Safety Statement NSW.
• Organise OH&S Training for Employees
Employees need to know what to do in the case of fire and other emergencies. OH&S training will also ensure that they are knowledgeable about how to organise the office or business so as to best prevent fire. OH&S training will also include education in regards to other safety procedures to protect the health and safety of employees.
• Hire an Experienced Consultant for Fire Safety and Compliance
Fire safety compliance is complicated. Hiring an experienced consultant will enable your business to put into practice procedures that are in line with government regulations and will ensure that maximum fire safety and protection is in place for your business.Fire and Safety Compliance Safety Consultants Sydney are licensed to provide this service.
• Prolong Service and Maintenance for Electrical Appliances
Electrical appliances must be serviced and maintained regularly to ensure that they do not become a fire hazard. Faulty electrical equipment can easily start a fire.
• Neglect the Importance of Fire Safety Equipment
Fire safety equipment is vital for the care and protection of your staff, customers, and assets. Neglecting to install or maintain fire safety equipment due to lack of time and/or funds can be a very costly exercise. Businesses are required by law to have adequate fire safety equipment installed and maintained.
Fire Protection is vital for the safety and well being of anyone who enters your business. Taking note of these do’s and don’ts will ensure that your business is well protected to prevent fire, and that in the case of a fire emergency staff will know what to do and equipment will be working. For further information contact Fire Safety and Compliance Safety Consultants Sydney.