Want to protect your business from fire? It’s pretty simple, Herts firms are told
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Firefighters have taken a safe and simple route to spreading the word to businesses about how best to protect themselves.
The Herts Fire & Rescue service drive urges firms to take six SIMPLE steps, including:
Store stock safely – keep all corridors, stairs and exits clear.
Identify fire alarm points so you can warn others.
Make sure doors are closed to stop fires from spreading.
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Place things that catch fire away from things that cause fire.
Let someone know if you spot fire safety problems.
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Ensure everyone knows what to do if the fire alarm sounds.
There were 7,700 recorded fires in commercial, retail or industrial premises in the UK in 2013/14. Many businesses don’t survive a fire, and those that do still face significant financial losses.
Councillor Richard Thake, Herts County Council’s cabinet member for community safety, said: “At this time of year, when businesses have more staff, more stock, and more customers, it’s particularly important everyone knows the simple steps to keep themselves, customers and colleagues safe.”