October 27, 2011 Leave a comment
It’s not uncommon for people to assume a fire alarm is a false alarm if they can’t actually see the flames. Many people won’t exit the building unless they see their supervisor leaving, need a break, or just can’t stand the sound of the alarm.
Fire is one of the few universal hazards that all workplaces share. Whether you are on a construction site, in an office building, or anywhere in between, fire can strike without warning—sometimes from external sources beyond your control. That’s why every Texas business needs good fire safety and evacuation plans. Equally important, every employee needs to understand the company’s fire safety and evacuation plans so they’ll know what to do and where to go in an emergency.
Plan to practice
An office curmudgeon once said that the best way to keep a secret is to put it in the company handbook on policies and procedures. There is a sad grain of truth in such cynicism: Too often, safety procedures are compiled, filed and forgotten.