What Type of First Aid Kit Does Your Business Need?

 

It only takes a moment for workplace silliness to suddenly turn into something else — a true emergency. Modern businesses are generally safe, as long as they fully conform to the requirements of the Occupational Safety and Health Administration. There are certain specialized businesses that should carefully protect their employees from toxic fumes or contact with dangerous chemicals, too. Here is a brief overview of what you’ll need to keep in your commercial business first aid kit.

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7 Tips for Keeping Office Kitchens Safe

 

It’s a fact, kitchen fires in the workplace are one of the leading causes of commercial property damage according to the National Fire Protection Association. More than 3,300 office properties experience a fire in an average year, causing over 40 civilian death and over $100 million in property damage. These staggering statistics are even worse because the majority of these fires could have been easily prevented with the proper oversight, precautions and training. Here are 7 quick tips that will help improve the fire safety in your office kitchen.

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Prepping Your Fire Protection Systems for the Spring Thaw

 

The smell of spring is in the air in California, but there could still be some chilly nights to come. Spring is a great time to review your fire protection equipment to be sure it’s still covering all the contingencies that you need for your business. Commercial fires claim dozens of lives every year, and billions of dollars of damage to businesses — making it crucial to keep your fire protection up-to-date and tested. Here are some quick tips for prepping your fire protection systems this spring.

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What is a Fire Watch and When Do You Need One?

 

Everyone hopes that having someone from the fire marshal’s office drop by means good news, but sometimes they are there to let you know about a potential problem so it can be resolved before you have disastrous results. When you hear that your business needs to conduct a fire watch, it might sound like a frightening situation. However, this simple preventative measure can help protect your staff and your business as you resolve any issues that are outstanding.

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4 Tips for Organizing Fire Drills in the Workplace

 

Fire drills are an important part of working in a commercial or office building, as they can keep you safe in the event of an emergency. Unfortunately, they are often ignored or treated as an annoyance instead of a life-saving mechanism. Humans have a tendency to think that “It won’t happen to me”, but the reality is that there are thousands of devastating fires that occur each year — many of which end in fatalities that could potentially have been prevented. These tips for organizing fire drills in the workplace will help people take their fire prevention steps seriously while staying organized and limiting confusion.

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Fire Protection for California Restaurants

 

Is your California restaurant fully protected from all the potential hazards that are lurking within? You might be surprised to learn that someone running off without paying their bill is definitely not the worst problem you’re likely to have. Instead, keeping your restaurant fully protected from the dangers of accidental fire top the list of calamities that you need to consider. See how you can keep your restaurant protected both now and in the future.

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Fire Statistics That May Surprise You

 

Running a business is time-consuming, wonderful, exhausting and exhilarating, but it can all be gone in an instant if you have a catastrophic fire. Even when you feel as though you’re doing everything right, there is always the possibility that your livelihood and even your life could be lost in a fire. Many of these dangerous fires are manageable with the right maintenance on your fire systems, while others should be preventable with education and foresight. Whether you’re a proactive fire protection guru or are not-quite-confident in your fire know-how, these statistics are sure to surprise you and your staff.

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Immediate Steps to Take When Sprinkler Pipes Burst

 

Freezing temperatures are not the only danger to pipes, as age can also take a toll on your sprinkler system. You are likely familiar with the challenges that homeowners have with their external water systems and hoses, but businesses are subject to the same problems — only on a much larger scale! Of course, the best option is to have a proactive fire protection partner regularly review your sprinkler and pipe system to ensure that everything is in solid working order. When your sprinkler pipes burst, there are several steps you’ll need to take to reduce the possibility of damage to your location and physical assets.

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Why Both Visual and Audio Fire Alarms Are Important for Your Business

 

When you’re selecting a commercial fire alarm, the number of choices that you’ll need to make can be dizzying. There are a wide range of fire alarm solutions on the market today, but the majority of these solutions are tied to simple concepts: audio alarms that are loud enough to get attention, and visual cues that can help break through the chaos that can be caused by a fire incident. Your fire protection partner will help you understand the nuanced differences in the systems that are available for your needs. Here’s a high level overview showing why it’s important to have both visual and audio elements covered in your fire protection system.

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Do You Know How to Dispose of a Used Fire Extinguisher?

 

You want to be sure that your Northern California business stays fully protected from fires. That includes regular check-ups of your fire protection gear, including fire extinguishers. Nearly everything in life has an expiration date, and fire extinguishers are no different! They may reach the end of their useful life, begin losing efficacy or have been partially discharged, but can you safely dispose of them at your local waste control facility? Generally, the answer is no — but you can safely dispose of these used fire protection devices.

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