Five of the Most Common Causes of Fire in the Workplace

Fire is one of the greatest threats to businesses, you can never be too careful when it comes to preventing fire in the workplace. So, what are the most common causes of Fire?

  1. Faulty Electrics
    Loose wires, plugs that are over loaded, and old equipment which are all potential death traps
  2. Flammable & Combustible Materials
    Dangerous hazard to your employees and business
  3. Human Error
    Accidents such as knocking liquid onto electrical equipment, burning food in the kitchen, or spilling flammable and combustible liquids
  4. General Negligence

Proper procedures not being followed or a member of staff undertaking an activity known as a potential fire hazard

  1. Arson
    Factories and industrial estates are particularly prone to vandals and fires can spread quickly from unit to unit if proper fire control features aren’t installed

Did you know that local councils have the authority to close business premises that do not comply with the requirements of the Environmental Planning & Assessment Regulations (2000)?

You’re known as the ‘responsible person’ and required to take fire safety measures in business or other non-domestic premises if you’re an employer, the owner, the landlord, an occupier, or anyone else with control of the premises like building managers. If there’s more than one responsible person, you have to work together to meet your responsibilities.

Call the Woodward Group’s Fire & Safety Division on 01283 819379 if you’d like us to take the weight of responsibility off your shoulders. We help our clients combat fire in the workplace by providing consultations on Fires Risk Assessments and Training offering the latest in Fire Safety Systems and Technology along with Maintenance and Servicing.

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