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Plan a Company Fire Drill to be Prepared in Case of an Emergency

11/2/2020 (Permalink)

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No matter how big or small a fire is, a workplace fire could be catastrophic for your business. Fire drills are an important part of working in a commercial building as they can keep people safe in case of an emergency.  However, they are often ignored.  To prevent any employees from getting injured or fatalities, it’s important to be prepared.  Here are a few fire drill tips for the workplace to take seriously and limit confusion in case of a fire emergency.

  1. Prepare an evacuation plan

It is important to come up with a plan.  By creating a plan, it is important to be as detailed as possible to create little to no confusion.  Outline exit routes in the building and make a clear outline of actions that employees will need to take to get to the escape destination.  Ensure the plan includes the phone number for commercial building restoration services as well.

  1. Train and communicate with your employees

Once the plan has been created, introduce the fire drill to the staff.  Help the team understand the importance of the fire drill and ensure to follow the foolproof plan.   Before the first fire drill communicate with the staff in advance.  This will prepare them to act in accordance with the set procedure. 

  1. Practice

By running drills, you can feel prepared in case of an actual fire.  During these practices, runs be sure to set some goals.  A goal should be set to identify how well the evacuation plan works.  After the drill in complete assess the metrics to help improve the performance the next time a fire drill is conducted. 

  1. Follow up

Once a run-through of the drill has taken place, be sure to follow up on any corrections.  Revisit the plan and make any adjustments needed. 

Remember, fire drills are here to help ensure everyone's safety in case of a fire emergency.  By conducting the process regularly, you can improve your response to a catastrophic situation.  SERVPRO of Sugar Land is dedicated to helping our community, we are always here to help! 

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