Does Your Business Have a Fire Safety Plan?
If a fire breaks out in your place of business, are your employees well equipped to handle the emergency before tragedy hits? You may not realize it, but the cost of fire is typically higher than that of implementing and maintaining a fire safety plan. As a business owner, it’s your responsibility to ensure your property, staff and customers are safe in the event of a real fire.
For more than 70 years, Pacific Coast Fire Equipment Ltd.—British Columbia’s full-service fire protection contractor—has been helping business owners and operators across Western Canada prevent fire-related damage, injuries and death with innovative fire prevention solutions.
Why does your business need a fire safety plan?
First and foremost, the BC Fire Code requires that all commercial businesses have a well-outlined safety plan in place in the event of a fire-related emergency. Fire safety plans ensure that your place of work operates according to your district’s fire code, that any fire protection systems installed are kept up to date and that a procedure for safe and orderly evacuation has been established.
What do plans include?
Fire safety plans for commercial buildings (high-rises, malls, restaurants, etc.) include a variety of safety protocols to control fire hazards, better detect potential fire outbreaks and safely extinguish budding flames. Consequently, Pacific Coast Fire Equipment Ltd. provides businesses with tailored safety plans that include:
- Emergency procedures
- Relevant fire department information
- Fire drill procedures and evacuation plans
- Floor plans and escape routes
- Documentation pertaining to building materials and personnel
What do fire inspectors check for?
Fire inspectors visit all kinds of buildings, from commercial to industrial, to verify that property owners have taken the necessary preventive measures to safeguard against fire. Some things that these investigators check for include:
- Fire extinguishers (Are they visible and easily accessible?)
- Smoke alarms (Are they functioning?)
- Exit signs (Are they fully illuminated?)
- Emergency lights (Are they in working order?)
- Sprinkler systems (Are they intact and in good repair?)
- Exit passageways and doors (Are they free of obstructions?)
Make fire safety a priority!
From annual inspections to detailed fire safety plans, there are many ways to protect your business from a devastating fire. Pacific Coast Fire Equipment Ltd. is British Columbia’s one-stop-shop for reliable fire protection systems. Our comprehensive range of products includes alarms, sprinklers, emergency lights and extinguishers, among other fire safety essentials.
Whether you need a new, comprehensive fire safety plan or would like to review and update your current one, call on British Columbia’s fire protection experts and keep your employees safe from harm!