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Fire & Water - Cleanup & Restoration

Commercial Safety Plans

7/27/2018 (Permalink)

We at SERVPRO® at Southwest Lubbock do our very best in restoring businesses to their pre-damaged state. However, we are not just concerned with being there when you need us to get your business back on track. We’re also concerned with our community’s safety. Companies big or small should have plans in place in the unfortunate event of an emergency. Below is a list of a few suggestions we believe make a strong safety plan.

  1. Have an evacuation plan: In the event of fire or water emergency you and your employees should have the quickest and safest possible exit. Be sure everyone has knowledge of exit routes before an emergency situation.
  2. Fire Safety: Most businesses are required by law to have fire extinguishers on site but be sure your team knows how to use them properly in the event of a fire. Also take necessary precautions to ensure they are all in good working order. Sprinklers, smoke detectors or alarms are all great fire suppressant systems, and like fire extinguishers, should be inspected and maintained as needed to avoid malfunctions during an emergency.
  3. Consider a communication system: Have a way to let all employees know there’s been an emergency in the building, whether by email or text. Then send out follow up messages to keep everyone on the same page. For example, do employees come in as scheduled? Is it safe or will there be a company meeting discussing details? Depending on the size of your organization the need for a communication system may vary.

Items, furniture, and homes can be restored or replaced but members of our community cannot. Take precautions to keep you, your employees and customers safe during an emergency, SERVRPRO® of Southwest Lubbock can take care of the rest.

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