How To Keep Your Building Safe From A Fire

Fire Safety Tips

One of the biggest responsibilities of owning a building is making sure that all of your tenants are protected from any peril. A main threat to buildings is a fire, which can easily destroy thousands of dollars’ worth of property. Keep these fire safety tips in mind to help ensure that your building and tenants stay safe in case a fire breaks out.

  • Install and regularly test all the smoke detectors, fire alarm systems and sprinklers. Make sure there are properly working smoke detectors on every level of your building. Smoke detectors, alarm systems and sprinklers should be tested on a regular and consistent basis.
  • Make a fire escape plan. Each room in your building should have a fire escape plan clearly posted. If you can, hold a few fire drills throughout the year so everyone knows how to react if there is a fire.
  • Stop, drop, and roll. The best way to put out a fire on your clothes is to stop, drop, and roll. Make sure to post these directions alongside the fire escape plan.
  • Create an emergency supply kit. Having the right emergency supplies on hand can help to ensure that you can handle anything that comes along with a fire. Your kit should include a flashlight, batteries, water, blankets, and a whistle.
  • Keep all of your important documents off site. Just in case your building becomes a complete loss, make sure to keep all of your important documents, such as tenant and insurance information off site.

Having the right property management protocol in place can help to ensure that all of your tenants are safe, and your building will be able to get back up and running as soon as possible. Contact Landport Systems in Walnut Creek, California for all of your work order and Preventive Maintenance management needs.