Fire Safety Elements Every Commercial Building Needs to Have

Fire Safety Elements Every Commercial Building Needs to Have

May 11, 2021

Fire Safety Elements Every Commercial Building Needs to Have

May 11, 2021

While no one ever hopes to have to deal with the financial and personal consequences of a fire, you must be prepared for one in the unlikely event that it does happen. But being prepared for a fire requires more preparation than you might initially think. As you consider your own building’s safety codes, make sure that you integrate some of these suggestions.

Overhead Sprinkler System

One of the most important aspects of your security when it comes to preventing fires is having a functional and effective overhead sprinkler system. If a fire were to break out in your large building, you could have much greater damages if your sprinkler system didn’t kick in and put fires out earlier.

As you think about the different kinds of sprinklers that you could install, think about the extent to which you want the sprinklers to cover your building. Some rooms may require more sprinklers than others.

Exit Signs

Another important aspect of your security strategy in case of fires is installing appropriate and sufficient exit signs. OSHA has rules for exit routes that are important for businesses to comply with. So, if you are in the process of choosing a building for your business or if you already have a building, make sure that the exit signs follow the OSHA standards.

Over the years, standards sometimes change. So, if you’re in an older building, you might need to update some of those aspects of the security design.

Working Fire Alarm

While it might initially seem obvious to have a fire alarm in your commercial building, it can be easy for fire alarms to become neglected. When people forget to replace batteries in the fire alarms that are in individual rooms, you could end up having individuals who are alerted too late in the case of a real fire.

It’s also important that you think carefully about the kind of fire alarms that you install in your commercial building. There are a variety of different kinds to consider and they each have their pros and cons.

In summary, having a building that will allow your employees to safely exit in the case of a fire will end up saving you time and money in the case of a fire. While this event is unlikely, it is never impossible. As you continue to ensure your building is up to snuff, make sure that you consult with specialists who can more fully inspect your building. 

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