Importance of Fire Drills in the Workplace
Imagine having to close your business down as a result of a fire. Aside from the loss of revenue, assets and peace of mind, you and your employees could potentially be out of a job. Statistically speaking, 50% of all businesses that incur a disaster, do not reopen.
As a disaster recovery company, SERVPRO of West Erie County has witnessed total loss frequently. We empathize with the victims and make it our business to work as closely as we can and be sympathetic to their situation at all times.
September is National Preparedness Month and SEVRPRO of West Erie County wants to help you and your business beat the odds and prepare for the unexpected.
As a business owner/manager with limited time availability, you may be asking if fire drills are important in the workplace? Is preparing for an unexpected fire damage necessary or even worthwhile? The answer to each one of those questions is a solid 'YES'. Preparation always beats devastation when it comes to emergency restoration services.
Listed below are three benefits to practicing a fire drill in your business that can help you and your employees survive an unexpected fire emergency:
- Reduce panic in dangerous situations – Practice makes perfect, and when it comes to emergencies it can make all difference between life and death. By practicing your fire drill at least 4 times a year, employees are equipped with the ideal action plan in the case of a real emergency.
- Security – During fire drills, business alarms, emergency exits, and strategy will be examined in depth. This is helpful for developing the best evacuation plan, and more importantly, ensuring that all safety equipment is functioning properly.
- Longevity – The last and most important benefit of practicing a fire drill in your business is retaining your legal standing. All businesses are required to perform fire drills, and you can prolong the life and vision of your business by regularly performing them.
As you can see, there are tangible and emotional benefits to performing fire drills in the workplace. You do not want to be a business that suffers from an avoidable catastrophic loss, so prepare today.
If you are effected by fire damage and are in need of repair or restoration, call SERVPRO of West Erie County at (814) 806 - 1987