Safety of Business and Employees in Startup
In the age of startups, with more and more young entrepreneurs founding small, 50 to 100 people strong companies all over the country in order to transpire their creative business itch to reality, fire safety has emerged as a matter of great concern. These small-companies, more often than not, operate out of small cramped spaces and lack the required level of safety to be able to tackle fire.
A thumping majority of the employed youth of India works for these small-time companies. A recent survey has indicated that if there is one thing that is a constant threat to the lives of working professionals employed in these new-age companies, it is due to lack of adequate fire safety equipment.
Fires affect a large number of offices every single year, causing not just injuries to the people but also resulting in damage of property. Fire safety is one issue that needs to be addressed by all offices alike. The use of proper fire safety products is the first step to ensuring safety in the event of a fire breakout.
List of Top 5 Indispensable to Star Safe During Fire at Startup
Read on to know more about a few indispensables to staying safe during fire:
Educate the Employees & Plan an Exit Route
Disasters are unprejudiced in their attacks; they can strike anytime and anywhere. A fire can ignite off when least expected. Thus it is very important that employees be educated about the importance of fire safety by means of numerous fire safety sessions. Conducting fire drills on random days in offices is also a good way to simulate a fire emergency and practice evacuation.
Smoke Alarms & Fire Extinguishers
Smoke alarms should be installed all over the office facility. A smoke detector can sense a fire really early on and raise an alarm in a timely manner so that the necessary action can be taken to get the fire under control. Every floor of an office must have at least a couple of fire extinguishers.
A fire sprinkler gets triggered as soon as the presence of smoke is detected. They are really effective in dousing fires that are caught at an early stage.
Electrical Appliance Safety
A large number of fires in homes and offices arise from faulty electrical appliances. Faults in electrical wiring too start off raging fires at times. It is very important to ensure that a certified electrician is called to maintain everything electrical—from a fault in the wiring to an air conditioner repair.
Lighting a Cigarette
The smoker lot needs to take extra precaution everywhere—especially those who are in the habit of throwing cigarette butts anywhere and everywhere. A half-lit butt can start off the fire and take lives of umpteen people. The best practice is to douse the cigarette butts in water to be absolutely sure that they have been put out completely.
Fire safety equipment must only be purchased from reputed manufacturers to ensure that they have been checked against stringent parameters before being dispatched.