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Fire Safety for Industry and Business

Fire Doors
The main purpose of a fire door, is of course to provide optimum protection for persons and property. Not only do fire doors provide a way out of a building should a fire occur, but they also slow the spread of fire and smoke, allowing a safe corridor of exit.If doors are left open, smoke and heat can travel throughout a building and possibly prevent you and others from safely exiting. By keeping them closed, you ensure your safety and that of your fellow tenants.

Fire Extinguishers
Fire extinguishers in a business should be placed conspicuously and within easy reach so they can be accessed quickly while a fire is still small. The extinguisher must be within easy reach, in working order, and fully charged. You are required to have a staff member check the extinguisher every month and keep accuarate records.

Emergency Lighting
The Ontario Fire Code Section 2.7.3.3. requires that emergency lighting be inspected and tested on a monthly basis. The Pembroke Fire department has a sample monthly check sheet which can be used for this purpose.

Fire Extinguishers for Industry
Used properly, portable fire extinguishers can save lives and property by putting out a small fire in the workplace or containing one until the fire department arrives. It is essential that all employees be familiar with the proper use of portable...
Storage
Storage of any kind should not be put in locations that will obstruct access to an exit. Storage must also never be stored in a manner that it will interfere with the operation of sprinkler systems. All sprinkler heads should have a minimum clearance of 18 inches.
Emergency Lighting
The Ontario Fire Code Section 2.7.3.3. requires that emergency lighting be inspected and tested on a monthly basis. The Pembroke Fire department has a sample monthly check sheet which can be used for this purpose.
  
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