Wednesday, February 20, 2019

Fire Safety Tips Every Building Manager Must Read

Bison Fires list of Fire Tips for Building Managers

Building managers can face many pressures on a regular basis, including fixing leaky pipes, cleaning the building, clearing snow in the winter and leaves in the fall, and more.

Unfortunately, this often means that fire safety gets pushed to the bottom of this list, and since most building managers believe that fires happen rarely (which is a false assumption), they tend to de-prioritize fire safety even further.

However, it’s critical for building managers to stay on top of their fire protection plan so they can prevent fires from happening, protect the lives of the people living in the building, and maintain the building the company has purchased as an investment.

If you’re a building manager in Winnipeg, Brandon, Thompson, Kenora, Saskatoon, or Regina, don’t miss these “must read” tips to keeping your building safe from fires:

Make a Fire Safety Plan

Making a fire safety plan is one of the best first steps a building manager can take to keep their building protected against fires, and we consider it “best practice” to make sure that all tenants in the building have a copy of this plan in their suites, as well.

Not sure what to put in your fire safety plan? Take a look at these suggestions:

  • Include an evacuation plan. Residents in your building may not know what to do when the fire alarm sounds, so take proactive steps by planning out an appropriate escape route and practice using it by having fire drills.
  • Put fire prevention measures in place. Make sure your building has a no smoking policy, that any flammable materials are properly stored or disposed of, and that electrical equipment is working properly and safely stored.
  • Make sure employees are trained on fire safety. If you have staff who help you maintain the building, ensure that they not only know the building evacuation plan, but that they know the locations of the following items:
  • The emergency exits
  • All fire alarms
  • All fire extinguishers

How to Ensure Your Building Has Proper Fire Protection

How your building was designed and built plays an important role in deciding the appropriate fire protection system. When considering which fire protection system is right for your building, it’s prudent to know your building codes and research the different options which are available for fire alarms, smoke detectors, fire sprinklers, and fire protection for special hazards.

Not sure how to figure this out? Contact an expert from Bison Fire Protection today!

Fire Protection for Building Managers

If you’re a building manager  in Winnipeg, Brandon, Thompson, Kenora, Saskatoon, or Regina and are looking to know more about how to protect your building from fire damage, contact the experts at Bison Fire Protection by calling 866-441-3473 today to schedule an appointment with a fire safety experts.

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