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Protect Your Commercial Property From Fire

1/18/2021 (Permalink)

Image of a person using a fire extinguisher to put out a fire Know how to use a fire extinguisher quickly and effectively.

When a fire breaks out in your commercial property, you want to know that your renters and anyone else using your property can operate a fire extinguisher in case of a fire. Although many people are aware of the P.A.S.S. acronym, remembering the steps and remaining calm enough to use it requires some practice. As a property owner in Blackfoot, ID, you can take steps to prevent fire damage in your buildings:

  • Clearly post safety signs
  • Hold regular fire safety training sessions
  • Maintain fire safety equipment

Sometimes, these steps are skipped because property owners assume that the presence of extinguishers and other safety equipment is sufficient.

3 Steps to Prevent Fire Damage in Your Commercial Property

1. Post Signs That Encourage Safety

Throughout your building, you should have signs posted that clearly point out where extinguishers are, the designated routes for evacuation, and specific hazard areas. For example, a kitchen fire may occur when a microwave is used inappropriately. Avoid this situation by posting a sign that outlines the right way to use the microwave and warnings about using it incorrectly.

2. Train Tenants To Use Extinguishers

If you want your tenants to use a fire extinguisher quickly and effectively when a fire breaks out, you need to provide consistent trainings. Give renters a hands-on experience and opportunities to practice, so they don't freeze up under pressure when flames break out. Make sure that your renters understand the differences between fires and extinguishers for proper use.

3. Maintain Your Property and Safety Systems

Finally, you need to provide routine maintenance for fire safety equipment. This includes a sprinkler system and extinguishers. If you find signs of damage, consider reaching out to fire damage remediation experts for structural repairs and advice about additional clean up steps that may be required.

Protect Tenants and Your Property

As a property owner, you are responsible for ensuring that your buildings are safe, clean, and habitable. This often includes maintaining a certain standard of fire safety. This includes posting fire safety signs, training tenants to use safety equipment, and properly caring for that equipment.

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