Fire is a huge problem for businesses. In fact, it is one of the leading causes of injury to workers, accounting for 3% of work-related injuries. But it's not just an occupational hazard—it's a very real risk that every business owner should be aware of. What can you do to protect your business from the fire? How do you prepare for a fire emergency? Here are some tips to help you prevent fires in your workplace.
How to Prevent Common Fires in Workplaces
Keep Fire Extinguishers Accessible to All
Fire extinguishers can be a life-saving devices in the event of a fire. However, many people do not have them readily accessible in their workplaces. This can put employees at risk if a fire occurs. In fact, every room in a workplace should have a fire extinguisher. By having fire extinguishers readily accessible in workplaces, employees can be confident that they will have the ability to put out a fire should it occur.