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Office Fire Safety

If you own or manage a business, the safety of your employees should be a top priority. One risk that needs to be considered is the potential for a fire in your office building. Fortunately, there are simple steps you can take to protect your workers and your assets.

One way to stay safe is to make sure your building is equipped with up-to-date smoke alarms, sprinkler systems, and other fire safety equipment. If you would like a thorough inspection to make sure your equipment is fully functional, contact the Austin fire suppression experts of Ace Fire Equipment at 512-835-2020.

Fire Safety Tips

A fire can be devastating for your business. Some important fire safety tips to bear in mind include:

  • Develop an evacuation plan and make sure all of your employees are familiar with it. Your building should have multiple, clearly marked exits in case of an emergency. You may want to appoint an office “fire marshal” to help people evacuate if a fire occurs.
  • Turn off all electrical equipment (computers, coffee makers, fax machines, etc) at the end of every day. Electrical fires are a serious threat in an office filled with such equipment.
  • Make sure the exits of your building are never blocked. Allowing furniture, boxes, or debris to remain in front of the exits can create a serious problem if an evacuation is necessary.
  • Be careful about how you store flammable materials. Paper, combustible chemicals, and other flammable objects should never be stored near computers, coffee makers, radiators, or other sources of heat.

In addition to the steps outlined above, your office’s fire safety equipment should be regularly evaluated to make sure it is functional. Our Austin fire equipment professionals can help by closely inspecting your sprinkler systems, fire extinguishers, and other items.

Contact Us

At Ace Fire Equipment, your safety is our top priority. To discuss how our Austin fire safety equipment technicians can help you, contact our offices by calling 512-835-2020.