4 Easy Steps to Control Fire Damage in the Workplace
Follow these steps to reduce the fire risk in your workplace:
- Identify any fire hazard in your workplace, e.g. presence of ignition sources (heaters, lighting, electrical equipment, etc.) and fuel (packaging, plastics, rubber, petrol, chemicals, etc.).
- Assess the risk posed by the hazards that you’ve identified – this will determine which hazards need the most urgent attention.
- Put measures in place to control the risks – the hierarchy of control is a useful tool to use here, e.g. eliminate work processes that could generate an explosive atmosphere, service and clean all machinery as recommended by manufacturers, switch off electricity points when the business is unattended, remove waste material (e.g. fuel) that could act as fuel, store and dispose of flammable substances correctly.
- Monitor the hazards and review the controls – this will ensure that the controls are minimizing the risks effectively.
SERVPRO of Bordentown/Pemberton has highly trained technicians to quickly mitigate damage caused by fire at your business. We are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week to address your fire emergency needs.