The first step in fire prevention is to conduct a fire risk assessment.
All companies and public places should be equipped with address and evacuation systems in place. Ideally these systems should be fully managed with built in pre-recorded messages, which can be played when certain events occur such as fire alarms. It can however also be a simple manual system.
Having the right signs in the right place will help you to comply with the SANS 1186 regulations, as well as keeping your employees safe by minimizing confusion during evacuation.
Managing fire safety does not end with the fire risk assessment and while the main focus of a fire prevention strategy is to prevent fire, one need to be ready should a fire accidentally break out.
Making sure you know how to handle a situation when it comes to fire and fire safety.