Fire Safety 101: How To Prevent Fires at Work and Ensure Employees’ Safety in a Fire Emergency - on CDWe’re living in an age of safety automation, and this is particularly true in the area of fire safety. Most companies have systems that monitor, assess, and respond to any situation triggered by fire-related events. These advances are critical and have vastly helped to reduce the impact of fire damage and save lives.
But there is a downside: These systems can provide a false sense of security. Even if you have a highly advanced automated system in place, it’s no substitute for regular checks, inspections, and training.
Don’t get lulled into thinking that fire safety fundamentals no longer matter. Instead, join us on January 23 and get your safety program up to speed for the new year. Now’s the time to do it, before a fire emergency occurs at your workplace.
- An overview of the basics of the fire pyramid, and fire fundamentals
- The most common fire hazards – and how to eliminate or control them
- Special fire hazards that are often overlooked, with tragic consequences
- Real-life best practices for your fire prevention plan
- The critical elements that should be included in your fire and emergency evacuation plan
- A checklist for performing periodic fire prevention inspections
- The basics of an effective fire extinguisher program – including types, maintenance, inspections, and replacement
- Simple procedures for ensuring that all of your fire suppression equipment is operating as designed and is properly maintained
- How to develop, implement, and document a fire training program
- Proven ways to publicize your program and assure management support and employee participation
- Tips for effectively auditing your current program
- How to improve communication between your organization, your local fire service, and your insurance carrier
Tom Burgess is a certified safety professional with over 25 years of experience working in and with a variety of organizations and industries. His experience includes industrial fire brigades, maintenance of fire detection and suppression systems, fire prevention and code compliance. As an experienced health and safety manager and consultant, Burgess brings a perspective that goes beyond the technical details of codes and compliance and addresses the practical development and management of effective fire prevention and life safety programs.