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Be clear and concise when it comes to fire safety signage.

Fire safety is all-important in the workplace. As an employer, you are responsible for first safety in the business. This means you need to be aware of legislation are fire safety and you need to implement proper processes and procedures to ensure you keep your staff safe.

As the responsible person for the business, it’s important that you carry out risk assessments of the office environment. These should be regularly reviewed to ensure that they are kept up to date. You should also regularly keep staff informed about any risks that have been identified in the assessments.

Fire safety measures should be implemented – this could include ensuring accessible and visible fire blankets and fire extinguishers. You should also have staff who are named responsible persons and who are trained in the use of this equipment.

Plan for emergencies

You should have in place a full plan of what to do in case of an emergency and staff should be trained on this. There should also be visible signs that easily explain to staff what to do if there’s a fire.

Meeting points a safe distance away from the office should be carefully outlined and staff should know not to hang back to pick up belongings and such. Regular fire drills should be carried out so that you feel secure that staff know what to do should the worst ever happen.

It’s also crucially important that you have procedures in place for disabled staff – wheelchairs and other adaptations can become dangerous in the event of an evacuation and you have both a legal and moral obligation to ensure that disabled workers have as much protection as everyone else.

Protecting important documents

In the event of there being a fire, you won’t have time to stop and collect important documents like contracts, client information and the like. This means you need to prepare to protect the most important documentation in the office.

One way of making sure this documentation is not damaged in a fire is by using metal cupboards. Flame-resistant metal cupboards should be designated for the most important forms of documentation that are essential to the running of your business.

Staff should be trained in procedures that ensure this documentation is stored correctly in the right place and you should have in place a system for tracking which documents are stored where. It is only with careful forward planning that you can protect crucial documentation and ensure that the business is not jeopardised should the worst happen.

Metal office cupboards can help keep your documents secure

We have a massive range of metal office cupboards available in a variety of styles and colours to suit any office environment. You can choose cupboards that will fit in with your corporate and office colour schemes and they come in a variety of sizes and configurations too.

Many of these items come with an impressive 10-year manufacturer’s guarantee which means you know they are a fantastic investment. If you need help with selecting the right combination, talk to our sales team today who will be happy to help and you can also check out our full range right here.

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Last Modified / Updated on: May 21, 2018 at 10:23 am

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