Business Continuity - Fire
Make fire safety a part of your plan.
Almost every business or organization is required by law to have an Emergency Action Plan (EAP). The EAP details how your business will address life safety issues in an emergency. If fire extinguishers are required or provided in your workplace, and if anyone will be evacuating during a fire or other emergency, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) requires you to have an EAP. Please check with your legal counsel to make sure your business complies with government regulations.
Fire is the most common of all disasters in the Philadelphia area. Each year fires claim lives and cause thousands of dollars in damage across the city. There are ways to protect your employees and your business:
Have your office, plant, or facility inspected to ensure compliance with fire codes and regulations.
nstall smoke alarms, smoke detectors, and fire extinguishers.
Discuss who will alert the fire department and how they will do it.
Plan and practice how to evacuate in a fire.