Preventing Common Causes of Workplace Fires

Here’s how you can prevent common causes of workplace fires.

As a business owner, it is your responsibility to protect your employees and your workplace.  This is why its so important that you take steps to protect against commercial fire.  Here are some of the common causes of workplace fires and how you can prevent them.

  • Cooking Equipment

Surprisingly, cooking equipment is a common cause of workplace fires even for businesses outside of the restaurant and food service industries.  If you allow your employees to use cooking equipment at your business, then you need to ensure that they know how to use the equipment and that they are using it for its intended use.  Additionally, you can further reduce your fire risk by making sure that you keep flammable items away from cooking equipment and by ensuring that all cooking equipment is turned off and completely cool before you and your employees leave for the day.

  • Electrical Malfunctions

Broken and malfunctioning electrical and lighting equipment is one of the most common causes of commercial fires.  Training your staff to safely use equipment can help you avoid malfunctions caused by improper use.  Additionally, you should train your staff to look for signs of potential electrical or lighting issues.  For instance, things like frayed or damaged wiring, sparking outlets and machinery, and flickering lighting fixtures should be brought to your attention.  As a business owner, you should also conduct regular workplace safety inspections to catch any issues your staff might have overlooked.  If issues such as these are brought to your attention, you need to seek immediate maintenance to ensure that the issues do not lead to a fire.

These are two of the most common causes of workplace fires and what you can do to prevent them.  Want another way to protect your business?  Then make sure you have the right commercial coverage in place.  For assistance with your business’s insurance needs, contact the experts at Robert J. Los Insurance Agency in Hamburg, New York today.