Why Fire Safety Awareness is Important For Retail Stores This Christmas

Fire safety awareness is a vital part of retail stores this Christmas, despite the fact that most holiday-related fires occur in homes. In retail stores, it isn’t too common for accidents to result in large and personal losses, as opposed to loss of business due to injury or death. However, retail stores still need to make sure that their employees are aware of the risks involved with working around fire during the holidays and beyond.

Fire Safety Awareness is Important For Retail Stores This Christmas

 

Fire Safety Awareness: How To Prepare For A Fire

As a retail store owner, you want to make sure that your customers and staff are as safe as possible when they come into your store. But how do you ensure that? Here are some tips on how to prepare for a fire:

1) Make sure all doors have working smoke detectors and fire extinguishers installed throughout the building, so that everyone will be alerted if there’s a fire or other type of emergency situation.

2) Install strobe lights at every exit point in case someone needs help and can’t find them quickly enough. These strobe lights will also alert others in the area that there is an emergency situation.

3) Create a plan for evacuation should there be an emergency situation at your business location. Include any specific routes needed for each employee and make sure they know where they should go should they need help during an evacuation procedure.

The holiday season is upon us, and that means that between now and December 25th, people searching for Christmas gifts will be out spending money at retail stores in droves. With all of these shoppers packed into retail stores nationwide, there is a higher than average chance of a fire breaking out and causing lots of damage. Therefore, it is essential to conduct fire safety and evacuation training in advance to ensure that your employees know what to do in such a situation. Teach your employees the fire safety basics using our helpful tips and before you know it, you will have a store full of employees who can confidently extinguish fires as well as get your customers out safely.

We hope that this blog has helped to shed light on the importance of fire safety in retail stores, especially during this busy season. Sales in high street stores and online commerce are predicted to grow by an average of 12% over Christmas and New Year…

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