A fire in the workplace can have a devastating impact on your business. A fire can destroy expensive equipment and assets including machinery and stock. If a fire has a chance to grow and spread, it can even destroy entire premises. On top of that, every fire carries the risk of taking lives. Unsurprisingly, a fire can cost your business a huge amount of money and many businesses are not able to recover from a fire.

The infographic below outlines some of the key causes of commercial fires based on statistics provided by the Department for Communities and Local Government in Great Britain. By knowing the common causes of workplace fires, it is easier to understand how your business may be at risk. As well as identifying common causes of fire, the graphic also provides practical advice for preventing fires in your business.

For example, misuse of equipment is a common cause of the fire but such fires can be avoided by ensuring that your members of staff have received adequate training with all the equipment they use and work around. Similarly, arson is a cause of a fire that can be avoided by installing comprehensive security measures on your premises. To learn more about the common causes of business fires, how they can be prevented and which industries are most at risk, be sure to check out all of the information on the infographic below.



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