Fire Prevention Tips for Homes, Offices, and Businesses

Fire will not only destroy property but can also endanger lives and injure a lot of people, that is why rapid detection and action are important to control the damage. An effective fire protection system is your first defense against a fire, but there are also ways in which you can improve the fire safety standards in a commercial building in Singapore.

1. Set rules in the use of electronics and equipment, especially in offices
2. Designate areas for cooking and dining and monitor the use of cooking appliances
3. Do not leave stoves or ranges unattended
4. Install fire extinguishers in different areas of the building
5. Practice proper waste disposal and management
6. Offices in Singapore should assign at least one day off to avoid overuse of electronic equipment such as computers and printers
7. Avoid overloading of electrical wiring; if the office does not have enough power outlets, hire a licensed electrician to install more
8. Avoid the use of extension cords or power strips if possible, because people can trip on them
9. Storage areas should be regularly inspected to prevent possible fires, especially if the building is full of combustible materials such as paper and cardboard
10. Supervise children in the use of electronic gadgets and flammable materials

11. Avoid the use of open fire if not needed, such as candles, lighters, tobacco, and bonfires
12. Brief the occupants, employees or residents on what to do during fire emergencies to avoid panic
13. Regular inspection and maintenance of equipment and other systems is a good fire prevention practice
14. Consult a fire protection system in Singapore expert to determine which areas of the building are prone to fires
15. Contact an electrician to calibrate or repair electronic equipment and to determine if your power supply and connections are adequate for your needs
16. Determine which items are flammable and store them in well-ventilated areas near a smoke or heat detector
17. Create a fire escape plan for emergencies so that the occupant or residents will know where to go
18. Designate one or more persons to take charge during emergency evacuations

19. Set up a sophisticated fire protection system if the building houses several equipment or electronic machines
20. Review the different detection methods used in a fire protection system before choosing
21. Know the basic components of a fire protection system and assign people to monitor or operate them if needed
22. Consult a company that specializes in fire alarm systems to assess if your current fire protection system is adequate
23. Make sure that the fire alarm systems are calibrated to be ready for any emergency
24. The fire alarm systems must be tested regularly by the fire protection system provider in Singapore
25. Choose a fire protection system that includes suppressors or sprinkler systems to help control the spread of fire