Is your business safe from fire destruction?

We all know that within a matter of minutes, a fire can do an obscene amount of damage to property. Fire is one of the most common causes of property damage, and it can also be one of the most costly incidents for small businesses. To help safeguard your business from fire, take a look at these prevention tips.

Inspect and maintain fire extinguishers

Keep fire extinguishers in the workplace, making sure to check them regularly and ensure they are in good condition. Your employees should know how to properly use them if needed.

Review equipment

Faulty equipment is a common cause of electrical fires. Keep on top of your electrical devices by inspecting them regularly. Make sure your machines are in good order and switch them off when not in use. Electrical devices should also have plenty of space around them for air to circulate.

Have an exit strategy

Establish an emergency exit plan and practice fire drills with your employees. Make sure emergency exit doors have proper signage and are well-lit. Regularly check that stairwells and hallways do not have any hazards or obstacles blocking them.

If a fire does occur at your business, having business insurance can help to cover the cost of damages. Whether you need insurance for a start-up or an established small business, the team at Tompkins Insurance Agencies are ready to assist. Contact us today for help getting started on your tailored business insurance.