Fire Extinguisher Protocol
According to OSHA, the most common emergency small businesses must plan for is a fire. In fact, OSHA requires employers to thoroughly train workers not only on how to use an extinguisher properly, but also how to accurately asses a situation and determine when evacuation is the safest course of action. You never know when a fire is going to occur, so it helps to be prepared.
When using a fire extinguisher, the acronym almost everyone is popular with is PASS. PASS stands for
- Pull the pin on the extinguisher
- Aim the nozzle toward the base of the fire
- Squeeze the handle
- Sweep the nozzle from side to side at the base of the fire
By following this method and keeping the acronym in the back of your mind, you no longer have to worry about fires in the break room. If the situation does arise and you need help with the aftermath, call SERVPRO of Fort Lee at (201) 496-6024.