9 Ways to Keep Your Office Safe

9 Ways to Keep Your Office Safe

There are safety laws in every country in the world. Small business owners need to follow these laws. It’s important to do a safety check of your office or building every few months to make sure you are complying with the local safety laws. Here are 9 ways you can do that.

  1. Make sure the fire extinguishers are working properly and up to date. Old fire extinguishers should not be used. Instead they should be properly disposed of.
  2. Make sure the fire alarms and sprinklers are working.
  3. Make sure there is a clear path to your emergency exit. Nothing should be blocking it. There shouldn’t be any cords, desks, baskets or anything else in the way.
  4. Run fire drills regularly.
  5. Your employees should also know where to go in case a natural disaster (such as a tornado) happens during work hours.
  6. If there is smoking allowed on the premises of your building, make sure that the area designated as a smoker’s area is free of anything flammable.
  7. All of your computers and other electronics should be plugged into a surge protector.
  8. Immediately correct unsafe behavior. For example, if you notice employees like to flick burning cigarette butts onto the ground, please address this as soon as possible. Remind them to properly dispose of their butts, or else they can cause a fire.
  9. Have your office/building inspected by a safety inspector on a regular basis.

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