The summer bush fire threat may have past, but that doesn’t mean that we can relax. Fire can be devastating for businesses, the people who work in or around them, and the community as well.
There are ways to keep your business secure without compromising on fire safety. The Department of Fire & Emergency Services has 4 important points for you to consider when you’re developing a strategy protect your business from a fire:
- Maintaining site security, especially after work hours. Insecure, vacant or easily accessed premises may become a target for the opportunistic arsonist. An arsonist can be motivated by many factors including business rivalry, spite/revenge, vandalism, crime concealment or financial reward. More information here.
- Having a safety culture. Simple precautions can prevent many accidental fires. Accidents and neglect, poor housekeeping, discarded cigarettes, hot work equipment, chemicals or unsafe work practices can all have tragic consequences.
- Installing suitable fire alarm systems and fire extinguishers, and providing fire safety training to staff.
- Preparing and practicing an emergency evacuation plan. If your business is near bushland, you should also prepare and plan for the risk of bushfire. As a business owner or operator YOU are responsible for ensuring appropriate evacuation plans are in place and practiced, exit paths are clearly marked and clear of obstructions and suitable fire detection or containment equipment is installed and maintained.
Deadlocks and deadlatches don’t need to hinder your fire safety plan. Gronbek Security Locksmiths in Perth can help you to ensure that your security devices are easy to open from the inside to allow for a quick escape. We can help you with our Commercial Security Made Easy tips. One of our friendly, qualified commercial locksmiths can show you how to maintain security and still ensure that deadlocks don’t prevent you leaving in the case of an emergency.
If you have concerns about the security of your business, Gronbek security can offer you the advice you need to help ensure your commercial security. Contact us on (08) 9433 3311 or send an online enquiry to talk to us today.