Fire alarms work to protect your business in the event of a fire. They have special sensors that detect smoke and heat that then sound an alarm to alert everyone in the building.
Here are two strategic areas to consider when installing fire alarms to ensure the safety of your employees and customers.
The first area to cover is the entryway. This is where people will be coming in and out of the building, so it's important to have a fire alarm near the door in case of an emergency.
You want to make sure that the fire alarm is visible and easy to hear so that everyone can evacuate the building quickly. In addition, make sure that the fire alarm is out of reach of children so they cannot accidentally set it off.
Place the alarm high on a wall or on the ceiling, but without any obstacle that could block the sound or the smoke sensor.
Another strategic area to install a fire alarm is in the kitchen. Most modern businesses will have some sort of kitchen for their employees where they can warm up or store their meals.
Unfortunately, kitchens are where most fires start. If you have a fire alarm in the kitchen, it can help to alert people to a fire before it gets out of control.
There are many potential fire hazards in a kitchen, so make sure to place the fire alarm away from any potential sources of heat or fire. This includes the stove, oven, toaster, and even the microwave. You should also avoid placing the fire alarm near windows, as the sunlight can interfere with the smoke sensor.
The fire alarm should be placed in an area where it can easily detect smoke but not be triggered by heat or cooking fumes. The best place for a fire alarm in the kitchen is usually near the door or on an isolated wall. This way, the fire alarm is less likely to be accidentally set off. It also allows for a clear path to the exit in case of an emergency.
By covering these areas, you can help ensure the safety of your employees and customers in the event of a fire. Just be sure to have your fire alarms regularly tested so that you know they are in working order.
In addition, it's important to have a fire extinguisher in the kitchen so that people can put out the fire if it does get out of control. With these measures in place, you can help keep your business safe from fire.
Reach out to a company like FutureLink Technologies to learn more about fire alarm placement.