1. Have working smoke detectors and fire alarms installed in your home or workplace
Smoke detectors and fire alarms can detect fires early, allowing people to get out quickly and safely.
2. Check all doors, windows, and escape routes regularly
Regular inspection of these areas will ensure they are not blocked or obstructed and that they open easily when needed.
3. Develop an emergency plan and practice it
Make sure everyone knows what to do if a fire breaks out, including how to evacuate the building safely and where to meet outside once evacuated.
4. Keep flammable items away from heat sources
Make sure furniture, curtains, blinds, rugs, etc are kept away from radiators and other sources of heat.
5. Make sure you have the right extinguishers
Fire extinguishers should be placed in key areas and checked regularly to ensure they are in working order.
6. Don’t overload electrical sockets
Overloading sockets can cause sparks and increase the risk of fire. Overloading sockets can cause sparks and increase the risk of fire.
7. Provide staff with appropriate training
Ensure all employees know how to identify potential hazards, evacuate safely, or use fire safety equipment correctly if required.
8. Perform regular fire drills
Regularly practice your emergency plan to ensure everyone is familiar with it and able to respond quickly in case of a fire.