The week of October 4th is National Fire Prevention Week (NFPW), which promotes awareness of how to stay safe in a fire. It’s the longest-running public health observance in the U.S., dating back to 1925 and is held on the anniversary of the Great Chicago Fire. It’s also the perfect time to update your fire prevention and safety posters. And while the cool young Gen Z kids may talk about how our posters are “so fire” (translate: awesome), fire safety is not something to take lightly.
In a fire, seconds can be the difference between an escape and a tragedy. But proper education and safety measures can significantly decrease casualties, so it’s essential to make sure your staff and any guests at your business know what to do if a fire should start. (It’s also a good idea to make sure your team knows how to prevent a fire from happening in the first place. Just saying.)
One of the best ways to spread the word about fire safety is to hang safety posters throughout your workplace. During NFPW, make sure your workplace has all the necessary signage to keep employees and guests safe.
While there’s no shortage of excellent posters related to fire safety, these are the three categories of posters every business needs to promote a safe working environment. Find your favorite within each category and order them today.
Spark ideas about fire prevention
The best way to avoid injuries and casualties due to a fire is to prevent the fire in the first place. Fires, like so many workplace dangers, are preventable. Pick up a sign that reminds people to put out their cigarette butts or grab an alert that explains how to handle flammable materials and equipment.
Extinguish any doubts about safety products
Did you know that the risk of dying in a home fire is cut in half in homes with working smoke alarms? Or that portable fire extinguishers are 95 percent effective in extinguishing fires? Not only do you need smoke alarms and fire extinguishers in your workplace, but you need to make sure people know how to use them. Shop fire extinguisher and smoke alarm signs and hang them near your safety products to make sure they can be used effectively.
Make a point of pointing out fire exits.
The most important message to communicate should a fire occur is that anyone in your building needs to make a quick, safe exit. Ensure fire exits are kept clear, and everyone knows how to make a safe exit with these fire exit and evacuation posters.
Keep your staff and guests safe during National Fire Prevention Week and order your “so fire” safety posters today.