Fortunately for most Australian employees, workplace safety in most workplaces is regulated carefully under Australian OHS laws. Things like fire protection and safe working practices are defined by a regulatory body – usually Worksafe – who release detailed guidelines to help you follow the law.
However, a lot of business owners still find it hard to follow fire protection laws. This could be because they aren’t sure where the responsibility lies, because they aren’t sure what they need to do or because they believe that most fire safety actions are too difficult. This is absolutely not true. Fire safety is essential, and should be a priority for every business owner. Some of our top fire safety tips to keep your business and employees safe include:
Make sure you have the right fire safety gear:
The first thing that you need to do is to make sure that you have the right fire safety gear in your building. Things like fire extinguishers can help you control and contain small fires before they get out of hand, potentially saving you from major financial and property losses. Some of the fire gear your building should have includes: