During National Fire Prevention Month this October, Federated Insurance® is helping NAEDA members spread a message of fire prevention at businesses. Consider following these three steps to help curb the risks of dangerous or deadly fires before one sparks.
1. Stay educated on the consequences of a potential fire at your business.
The impact of a fire can be:
It’s not just your business that could be affected. Your employees, their families, and their livelihoods are also at stake.
2. Implement a fire prevention plan at your business.
Your plan might include:
- Designating a person who is responsible for fire prevention at your business
- Conducting regular fire safety walkthroughs
- Completing a fire safety checklist to identify sources of a fire at your business
Fires are avoidable. Make it your responsibility to equip your employees with the knowledge on how to prevent fires at your workplace.
3. Repeat steps one and two.
Take the time to focus on:
- Using a fire safety checklist frequently
- Evaluating for fire hazards continuously
- Training your employees on an ongoing basis
Fire prevention is an everyday practice. It could be the difference between a successful business and one that is gone the next day. To learn more about this important topic, and to review helpful risk management resources, reach out to your local Federated® marketing representative. Explore resources on NAEDA and Federated Insurance here.
Article Written By: Equipment Dealer Specialist Jerry Leemkuil, Federated Mutual Insurance Company