Australian businesses identify fire safety issues through a thorough assessment. An inspection is the starting point for these businesses to mitigate risks most often associated with fires. With fire safety inspection services, these businesses determine what risks exist inside their building and discover further strategies to remain compliant with local authorities.
Fire Safety Training for Employees
All businesses must complete fire safety training. The owner must schedule these programs for all employees based on compliance requirements. The training courses outline the steps needed for remaining safe in the event of a fire. The courses must help workers identify all fire safety equipment and how it is used. This includes a full assessment of all fire extinguishers and the circumstances in which they are used.
Proper Fire Equipment Maintenance Strategies
The workers learn how to maintain all fire safety equipment according to regulations. This includes testing the fire extinguishers and ensuring that they are positioned in the right areas of the building. If the extinguishers are faulty, the company owner must replace them according to regulations. The workers who test the equipment must possess proper credentials and specialized training for these tasks. They must also follow guidelines for documenting testing, repairs, and replacement of the equipment.
Creating an Evacuation Plan for the Company
The business needs a clear evacuation plan for their workers. They must post maps in each room of the building identifying the target escape route for each floor of the building. During training, the business owner and their workers should follow test drills that show them how to navigate through these routes. They should also identify proper protocol if the workers become trapped in remote areas of the building.
Identifying Potential Fire Safety Risks
During a fire safety inspection, a consultant identifies all potential fire hazards. This includes risks associated with machinery or chemicals used by the company each day. The company owner must take the necessary steps to restore their Fire Safety Compliance. Any failures to comply with these regulations could make the owner liable if a fatality or fire-related injury occurs.
Australian companies must follow all regulations associated with fire safety compliance. This includes generating fire safety plans if the a fire occurs. The company’s employees should undergo fire safety training to ensure that they understand proper protocol. FCF Fire and Electrical offers Fire Inspection Services and can help ensure that your business is fire safety compliant. Call us today.