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The Importance of Training Employees on Fire Extinguisher Usage | SERVPRO of Marietta West

10/6/2021 (Permalink)

inspecting fire extinguisher in the workplace SERVPRO of Marietta West is here to help businesses and property manager restore their commercial facilities 24-hours a day...every day.

Making sure you are doing everything in your power to keep your workplace safe from fires is a must as a business owner. Not only is adhering to local and federal fire codes required, but it is also wise from a business perspective as it can prevent emergencies, downtime and the loss of money that comes with having a fire in your workplace.

One of the best ways that you can achieve this is by outfitting your commercial space with fire extinguishers and training your employees on their usage. Fire extinguishers are a fantastic tool for preventing small fires from becoming major ones, and if every employee is confident in how they work, it can make the area much safer for everyone.

How to Train Employees on Fire Extinguisher Usage

  • Make Sure Everyone Knows the P.A.S.S. Method | The P.A.S.S. method is the most effective method for stopping fires in their tracks. Make sure employees know to Pull the pin on the fire extinguisher, Aim the nozzle toward the base of the fire, Squeeze the lever evenly and Sweep the extinguishing agent from side to side until the fire is fully out.
  • Be Sure They Know Which Extinguisher to Use | There are different types of fire extinguishers for different uses, so it is important that you have the right ones stocked in your workplace. Choosing the right class of fire extinguisher, or choosing a multipurpose one, is a must, and it is important that your employees know which fire extinguishers to use for which purpose.
  • Host a Training at Least Every Year | Not only is it a good idea to host a training on fire extinguishers on a regular basis, but it is actually an OSHA requirement that you do so. Making sure the proper protocols for fire extinguisher usage are fresh in everyone’s mind is a must, because in the event of a fire, instead of panicking, your employees will likely be able to spring right into action. Regular training is a great way to demystify the fire protocol and ensure that you are all being as safe as possible.

*If you have a fire in your workplace, we are the team to call for your restoration needs. You can contact us at (770) 428-5467 at any hour to report your property damage or visit www.SERVPROmariettawest.com for more information about our commercial restoration.

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