– Avoid storing or stockpiling flammable materials such as packaging materials or waste where they could be accessed by the public, including areas immediately outside your business premises.
– Make sure all machinery is serviced as recommended by manufacturers and is kept clean. If possible, switch machinery off when the business is unattended.
– Secure all doors, windows or other access points when the business is unattended, and make sure your business has adequate lighting to deter trespassers.
– Ensure your business has an adequately serviced and functional fire alarm system that is suitable to your small business eg: remote serviced alarm systems, sprinkler systems, thermal or smoke alarms etc.
– If your business stores dangerous goods, ensure their storage and use adheres to legislative requirements.
– Make sure your business has a written and practiced fire escape plan that includes full staff lists and designated meeting points.
– Ensure that all of your staff has sufficient training in what they should do if your small business is exposed to an unexpected fire.
– Depending on your business this will mean at least knowing your evacuation point and the need to dial triple zero (000).
– Make sure you know what information is important for your business continuity. This should include having contingency plans to protect and/or restore all important information (hard copy & it) like supplier and client lists, business contracts and insurance details.
– Consider having an off site secure location to store important information in your contingency plan.
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