If you’re running an office building, you want to make sure that your office security is up to date. This means having proper safety procedures, safety equipment, and safety knowledge. Here are just a few of things you should have when you prep your office for a safety emergency, and how you can properly train your employees on what they should do to be ready.
Fire protection systems – Smoke and heat detection can be the difference between life and death. Having a functional fire alarm will ensure that in the event of smoke and heat detection, you’ll be alerted and will have time to exit the building. Make sure that there are fire alarms in all of the major rooms in the office, and in any hallways and stairways as well. They should be checked and maintained regularly so that they always have power and are always functional.
A fire evacuation plan – Every office employee should know which of the major fire exits they should choose in the event of a fire, and what steps need to be taken to ensure maximum safety and security. Prep your employees on the escape routes of the office, including any emergency purposed windows, and pointing out any exits that may be sealed or locked. Keeping the fire safety plan in open sight to that employees can reference and study it is another way to keep your employees safe.
Fire alarm systems – In the event of a robbery or an attempted break-in, you want to make sure that your office and the equipment inside it are protected. A proper alarm system will be able to detect any unwanted intruders in your property, making it easy to alert the authorities of any attempted break-ins and to accurately document any activity that does happen inside your office. You’ll be glad you had the system when your computers are intact on Monday morning.