Fire safety in the workplace includes addressing the following:
The workplace should have two means of escape remote from each other to be used in case of a fire emergency. Doors must not be locked or blocked to prevent emergency use while employees are in the building. Exit routes must be clear and free of obstructions and properly marked with signs designating EXIT from the building.
Fire extinguishers must be in place for the type of fire hazards present in the workplace. Know how to operate the fire extinguisher.
Know your workplace evacuation plan. An emergency plan describing the routes used to evacuate the building and procedures accounting for all employees must be implemented. Be prepared in case of a fire emergency.
Stopping unwanted fires from occurring is the most efficient way to handle them. Procedures for controlling workplace ignition sources such as smoking, welding and burning must be addressed. Heat producing equipment such as burners, boilers, ovens, stoves, fryers, etc., must be properly maintained and kept clean of accumulation of flammable residues.
Remember: you can help prevent workplace fires.
For additional information about preventing workplace fires, please print the Workplace Safety brochure to share with everyone in the workplace.
This City of Stockton webpage last reviewed on --- 3/21/2011