Common Fire Hazards in Commercial Offices

During normal work hours, it’s likely that the attention of both the employees and employers is everywhere but keeping the office clean. With calls to make, deadlines to meet, and clients to satisfy, it’s no surprise that cleanliness may not be the top priority. But failing to recognize the importance of a clean environment in the work force doesn’t just make for a messy workspace. It could also have a disastrous effect that could not only put work on hold, but lives in danger.

Every office is forced with the challenge of avoiding common fire hazards. Some examples are getting rid of old or damaged power cords. Most offices, especially those that work in IT or are extremely active with computers, have a large amount of power cords within the office. Another sort of potential fire hazard most offices are prone to extension cords overheating due to too much power being used.

If combustible materials are in the office, the work place is threatened with a huge potential fire hazard. Combustible materials may include excess paper, left over packaging materials, aerosols, and many more.

Knowing all of these possible fire hazards present within your office space, you may be asking yourself what you can do to prevent a hazardous situation. At Advantage Fire, it is our goal to arm commercial locations with everything they need to conduct business in a safe and secure environment. We suggest equipping every office space within the building with fire suppression tools. It would also be wise to consider equipping every room with fire sprinklers, in case a fire does ever come to fruition.

If you’d like to learn more about how to protect your office space from fire hazards and how to better prepare yourself and your employees in case of a fire emergency, contact us.

 

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