Fire Safety Tips

For lots of people who work in an office environment, the initial reaction to fire safety might be one of irritation.

The shrill sound of a fire alarm is well down the list of potential office irritants – an insignificant price to pay for ensuring as high a standard of safety as possible. In 2015-16, official statistics show that the fire service attended nearly 16,000 non-dwelling (i.e. office) fires, resulting in 21 fatalities and over 1,000 injuries. If we’re to reduce those figures further, it’s important that employers take all necessary steps to minimise the risk of fire, which is another way of saying that the emphasis is on them to maximise fire safety.