Be Office Safe This Summer with Appliance Tagging Services
Even if a workplace has air conditioning, it can still be unbearably hot during the summer. In an effort to cool down, workers may plug in additional fans and other appliances, but if you aren't careful all this extra equipment could prove dangerous and start a fire.
With a little planning and the help of Appliance Tagging Services, you can improve office safety. Improved office safety won't necessarily 100% prevent fires from happening, but it will dramatically decrease the chance of one occurring.
We want you to be safe this summer, which is why we have gathered some tips that will help you improve your office's safety. Put these recommendations into effect and you will be protecting your office staff by giving them a safe place to work.
Fire Safety Tip #1 – Remove Fire Hazards from Around the Office Building
Fire hazards aren't limited to just what is inside your office. Sometimes the stuff outside can be just as dangerous.
Regularly walk around the outside of your building and look for any fire hazards. Fire hazards can be anything from oil spills and puddles to debris that may be blocking vents or electrical outlets outside.
Fire Safety Tip #2 – Create a Clear Evacuation Strategy
It is important to plan for the unexpected. Take time to sit down and create a very clear evacuation strategy for your office. The strategy should include where people can exit, where they should go once they get outside the building, and whom they should contact.
Once an evacuation strategy is in place, it is important to make sure all employees know what to do during an emergency. Every couple of months, have your employees sit down for a meeting where you review the evacuation strategy that is created.
While creating an evacuation strategy, it is also important to have a designated fire warden. A fire warden is someone who has gone through extensive training to ensure they help control a site during a fire emergency.
Most businesses have at least one fire warden, but larger businesses will have multiple fire wardens. Keeping someone who is trained as a fire warden on staff will help you improve the safety of your employees by making sure someone has the knowledge needed to handle an emergency situation should it arise.
Fire Safety Tip #3 – Regularly Inspect the Emergency Lighting System
If a fire should occur, your exit and emergency lighting system will help get you and your employees to safety. Make sure the emergency lighting system is operational. ATS can complete a comprehensive inspection and test to ensure the lights are working properly.
Fire Safety Tip #4 – Keep Up-to-Date on All Test and Tag Inspections
Testing and tagging allows employers to keep and maintain a safe workplace. Regular test and tag inspections can help improve the safety of workers who are working around any type of electrical equipment.
Office equipment that needs to go through the test and tag process every 12 months includes:
- Phone chargers
- Water coolers
- Coffee machines
- Staff kitchen equipment
- Audio equipment
- Desktop or pedestal fans
- Computer monitors, hard drives, and any other leads
Other office equipment that needs to go through the test and tag process every 5 years includes:
- Computer servers
- Telecommunication hubs
- Extension leads
- Electronic whiteboards
Be Safe with the Services Provided by Appliance Tagging Services
Appliance Tagging Services can provide a variety of services that will help keep your office safe. All services are provided by trained and qualified technicians.
The technicians at our company can provide the following expert services:
- Hydrant and hose reels inspection and testing
- Portable extinguisher inspection and testing
- Emergency and exit light inspection and testing
We also provide additional services to commercial businesses located in Victoria. The services available to businesses located in Victoria include:
- Gaseous suppression systems
- Foam systems
- Evacuation systems
- Fire alarm systems
- Fire sprinkler systems
- Fire pump inspection and testing
Keep your office safe this summer by using these tips, as well as using the services we provide. Contact us today to learn more about the importance of our electrical safety and test and tag services and receive a free quote.