A workplace fire can cost a business a huge amount of money. If a piece of machinery, a piece of equipment, a vehicle or even an entire premises is destroyed by a fire, it undoubtedly has a financial impact on a company. Many businesses are incapable of coming back after a major fire. What’s more, workplace fires have the potential to take lives.
Identifying the Causes of Fire
In order to understand how a workplace fire can be avoided, it’s important to look at the causes of the fires. The infographic below outlines some of the most common causes of workplace fires so you can indentify how they may occur in your business. It also includes suggestions for reducing the chances of fires starting. Such suggestions include better staff training, designated smoking areas and automatic fire suppression systems.