What Can be Included in Typical Fire Safety Plans for all Employees?

Posted: August 31st, 2022

Poor workplace fire prevention practices, lack of comprehensive fire safety plans, and thorough hazard audits have led to the injury and deaths of numerous employees over the years. The most recent statistics from the Ontario Ministry of the Solicitor General (OMSG) tell us that in 2019, 13% of all loss fires occurred in a place […]

3 Fire Alarm System Maintenance Checks You Can Be Doing Right Now

Posted: August 21st, 2022

Every facilities manager knows that preventative maintenance pays solid dividends over time, but they often overlook the building’s fire alarm system when scheduling these tasks. This is unfortunate since fire alarm maintenance checks can improve the performance and extend the life of your commercial fire alarm system. All that’s necessary is to design a maintenance […]

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 […]