Understanding the Dangers of Fire at Your Place of Business

Fires are the most common disaster that can stroke a commercial business. There are numerous causes for business fires, such as:

  • Smoking
  • Appliances (coffee makers)
  • Candles
  • Overloaded electrical outlets
  • Frayed Wires
  • Arson

There are steps that business owners and employees can take to protect the business and prevent a fire from occurring. Some of these include:

  • Keep the workplace free from trash, waste paper, etc. that can catch fire easily.
  • Do not overload electrical outlets.
  • Make sure all electrical appliances are turned off, or even better unplugged, at the end of the work day.
  • Keep an eye on electrical cords and replace any that are damaged immediately.
  • Designate special areas for smoking that are away from combustible items.

Should a fire occur, you will want to take the following steps:

  1. Sound the fire alarm for the building.
  2. Call 911 immediately.
  3. Ensure co-workers and employees are exiting the area and building.
  4. Use the fire extinguisher, if you have been trained to use it.
  5. Crawl low if there is smoke and always test doors to ensure they aren’t hot.

Ultimately, the best way you can protect your business from disaster in case of a fire is with commercial business insurance. Contact Lloyd S. Berkett Insurance Agency to get a quote today. We proudly serve the entire Los Angeles, California, area. 

11150 W. Olympic Blvd.
Suite 1100
Los Angeles, CA 90064

(310) 857-5757
(800) BERKETT | 237-5388
Fax: (310) 857-5750

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