What are the Common Causes of Workplace Fires

Posted: August 17th, 2022

In Canada, between the years 2010 and 2019, there were approximately 13,297 work-place related fires according to the Ontario Ministry of the Solicitor General. The factors contributing to workplace fires are vast and with employees’ lives at risk, it is critical to be aware of these causes so you can improve your workplace fire prevention […]

The 3 E’s of Fire Prevention

Posted: August 4th, 2022

No fire prevention discussion is complete without mention of the three staples – Engineering, Enforcement and Education. Fire departments, fire specialists, and fire experts the world over have been using these three principles to guide their fire safety practices. It’s not enough that these fire organizations and entities are aware of the Three E’s. This […]

Top 5 Quick Ways to Fire-Proof Your Home

Posted: July 25th, 2022

Do you have a fire prevention plan for your home? If you don’t, it’s high time to invest in fire prevention measures and bring your house up to OHSA standards. To give you an idea of the need for better fire safety mechanisms in residential spaces here’s a brief summary of the current state of […]

How to Train Your Staff to Use Fire Extinguishers Properly

Posted: July 21st, 2022

Every tradesman knows that even the best tools are worthless without the proper training and experience, and fire extinguishers are one of the most effective front-line tools for fighting fires. In fact, Ontario Regulation 297/13 requires that any workplace subject to the Occupational Health and Safety Act must provide health and safety awareness training to […]

Top 5 Signs Your Business Needs A New Fire Sprinkler System

Posted: July 3rd, 2022

You don’t want to find out during a fire that your current sprinkler system isn’t functional. Fire sprinkler systems are a major part of a building’s fire protection framework. Despite their pride of place as one of the basic fire prevention mechanisms, people rarely ever think about them. In fact, it’s probable that building owners […]

How Often Should Your Business Do A Fire Inspection?

Posted: June 20th, 2022

Fire inspections are a catalyst to the creation of safer working spaces. There can be no doubt that workplace fire safety should be a top priority for all business owners and that is where fire inspections come in. Fire inspections exist mostly to highlight fire risk, point out potential fire hazards, and provide a framework […]

What Fire Extinguisher Do I Need for a Small Office?

Posted: June 7th, 2022

How invested are you in your business’ fire training efforts? Understanding fire safety basics is foundational to fire prevention in the workplace. Knowing how to protect your employees and the working environment from fire should be a top priority for any business owner. From choosing the most appropriate fire extinguishers to on-site fire training with […]

The 4 Areas of Fire Prevention

Posted: May 19th, 2022

What are some fire safety practices you should know about? The measures and practices employed by businesses and homeowners to prevent and suppress fires are many and varied. However, in professional circles, the four principal areas of fire prevention, which act as the foundation upon which all fire safety practices hinge upon are: ·   […]

Canadian Fire Codes You Can’t Ignore

Posted: May 6th, 2022

Whether you’re a business owner or homeowner in Ontario or indeed any part of the country, you need to be aware of Canadian Fire Codes. According to Ontario’s Ministry of the Solicitor General, there were 110, 811 fires across Canada between 2010 and 2019. And 47% of these fires happened within residential complexes.   While there […]