The 28th of April 2019 introduced the World Day for Safety and Health at Work, inspired by the ILO centenary anniversary and discussions on the future of work, the world day this year attempted to take stock of a 100 years of work in improving occupational safety and health and looks to the future for continuing these efforts. In support of this day, Firechief have put together this blog explaining why fire safety at work is of vital importance.
Fire safety is one of the most important aspects of health and safety, and is something that all businesses, no matter how small, must give some consideration to. Here in the UK, we have wide ranging and strict fire safety laws, and standards that equipment must follow, to the point that fire safety signage and equipment is commonplace and easily recognised.
Fire risks cannot be understated. Thousands of fires occur in commercial premises each and every year in the UK, with retail distribution centres such as warehouses, and industrial premises the most commonly affected. This costs millions of pounds to rectify, and many businesses struggle to recover following a serious fire.
There’s no debate that fire safety legislation is important – it saves businesses, it keeps people safe from injury, and it also saves lives. There are two main things to think about that demonstrate why the most common types of fire safety practice are so very critical to the everyday running of a business.