Regardless of whether you store flammable products inside a warehouse space, there is always chance an unforeseen fire could break out. It’s why your company should be diligent about putting an evacuation plan into place for your employees. It’ll dramatically improve their chances of staying safe if a fire ever breaks out in your warehouse. There are also other steps you can take to keep your warehouse safer when it comes to fires. Check out several fire safety tips for warehouses below.
Install a fire alarm system as well as a fire sprinkler system.
If a fire breaks out inside your warehouse at any time, it’s important for your employees to learn about it as soon as possible. A fire alarm system will alert them to the problem and potentially give them a chance to put out the fire with a fire extinguisher. A fire sprinkler system, meanwhile, will work to contain a fire and stop it from spreading throughout your facility. You should have both installed in your warehouse space.
Provide your employees with safety training seminars.
Every six months or so, you should sit your warehouse workers down and supply them with all the information they need to know about fire safety. From talking to them about your fire evacuation plan to educating them about the fire equipment you have installed, you should cover all your bases. It’s better to overprepare for fires than to not prepare for fires at all.
Work to keep your warehouse neat and organized.
A fire can spread throughout a warehouse space quickly if you’re not careful. If your warehouse is an absolute mess, a fire will be able to move from one part of your warehouse to the next unimpeded. Organizing your warehouse and putting everything in the proper place will work wonders as far as fire safety is concerned. You won’t have to worry about a fire spreading too quickly when you have everything put away in your warehouse in the right spots.
Choosing a warehouse that isn’t too cramped for your company can make fire safety more manageable. Affiliated Warehouse Companies can assist you in tracking down the right warehouse based on your company’s needs. Call us at 732-739-2323 to start your search for a new warehouse.