What we can learn from the Notre-Dame fire

As flames engulfed the Notre-Dame de Paris Cathedral this past April, such a tragedy emphasised the grim reality that no building is immune to the costly consequences of a fire. Review these lessons learned from past fire disasters to ensure your organisation is practising proper fire prevention and mitigation methods:

Eliminate common causes - try to eliminate commonly overlooked causes of fires, such as on-site smoking, overloaded circuits and improper electrical installations.

Control the flames - if a fire does occur on your property, it’s crucial to have controls in place to keep the flames from spreading. This includes compartmentation (installing separating walls) and an effective sprinkler system.

Communicate with contractors - if you have contractors on-site, it’s vital to discuss the responsibilities of each party for reducing fire-related risks - especially if hot work is involved.

For advice and guidance on managing your risk, call us today.