7. Are planned fire safety evacuation routes in place?
The theme of this year’s National Fire Prevention Week, “Have 2 Ways Out!,” focuses on fire escape planning. Businesses should identify and document several escape routes, conduct fire drills with employees to familiarize them with the routes and post the evacuation maps throughout common areas.
“Fires put employee safety at risk and can leave a business in total destruction,” added Samide. “Since they can occur at any time and spread quickly, it is important to understand how risks can be minimized. Plans, inspections, maintenance and training should be completed by every business to maximize safety.”
Through the end of October 2012, Cintas will offer a free online fire prevention course for businesses to prepare for fire emergencies. The first 50 people who register for the online course will also have a chance to win a complimentary hands-on fire extinguisher training class at their business.
To receive a free online fire prevention course from Cintas and enter to win an on-site hands-on fire demonstration, visit www.cintas.com/firesafety.