2013 Safety Tip
Work Place Fire Safety
TO HANDLE FIRE ACCIDENTS AT YOUR WORKPLACE (GUEST POST)
by pat brownlee on November 12, 2013
“Safety never takes a holiday”. Truly, safety is the most
important aspect of our lives. Following safety procedures is everyone’s
responsibility. Can you imagine a day when someone knocks your door to
inform that your loved one is in hospital in a serious condition, as the
result of an accident? This is really heartbreaking news. Most accidents
happen because they have not been prevented. So, taking health and safety
training is very important to lead a safe and happy life. Employers must
pay a lot of attention to manage health and safety at work to prevent
accidents and ill health.
Fire accidents can strike anywhere and at anytime. Employees should undergo
basic fire safety training because these accidents are expected to occur
annually in most workplaces. Having ideas on fire safety tips is very
important so as to prevent the likelihood of a fire that may result in
injury, property damage or even death. There are many safety tips that
employees should keep in mind which help them while fire accidents. Some
of them are as follows:
After noticing a fire, you should immediately call to a fire department.
The sooner they come to know the faster they approach
Employees should know exactly where the fire extinguishers are located,
as well as how to use them
Shout for help loudly
Keep in mind that you should not use elevators during fire accidents.
This is because if the power fails, you are stuck in the elevator with
no means of escape
If you find any papers or any other clutter lying on the floor, immediately
throw them out as they spread the fire more quickly
If your building is in fire check, you need to check before opening.
If you feel any heat, then do not open that door
Switch off all the electrical appliances
Do not disturb the fire team during fire fighting
Do not form into groups because it is difficult for the fire fighters
to perform their tasks
Health and safety training effectively prevents the workplace accidents
and injuries. Today, most of the business organizations are providing
the best safety management systems as they understood the significance
of the health and management that leads to:
Improved employee relationships
Improved public image
Increase in the business productivity and reliability
Fire accidents are extremely deadly if you do not take proper precautions.
As a business manager, you need to set up the health and safety notice
board and keep it updated. Organize these health programs for your staff
to reduce the hazards at your workplace and develop a safety action plan.