The impact of a fire on your business

The impact of a fire on your business

The impact of a fire on your business

Fire can either create life or destroy it and in this case, we are talking about its destructive capabilities. A workplace fire can cause detrimental effects on any business and this is why it’s so important to have every precaution in place to reduce the risk of one breaking out in your place of work. Otherwise, in the wake of a fire, many difficulties can arise and bring about many unforeseen problems

 

The impact on your workforce

 

A fire can affect your workers in many different ways. If they are present during the fire they could suffer direct injuries caused by the fire as well as the distress that is caused could mean that some of your workforces would be absent. Following this, you would have to organise, train and pay replacement staff while also covering sick pay. If found that you as a company owner did not fulfil all fire prevention obligations, you may have to pay compensation claims from your employees.

 

In the short term, because of the level of damage sustained, there could be no work going on and thus cash flow is decreased and in the long term, a fire could lead to severe job losses. For the staff that do return, they will be demoralised and even have feelings of being unsafe or upset. This can affect the productivity of your company as well as the quality of the services or products that you offer to your customers.

 

Legal costs

 

A fire in your place of work will always be investigated to determine the cause, if it is found that the fire was caused because of insufficient fire safety measures, you may face very expensive legal costs, fines and even a lengthy jail sentence.

 

Fight fire with fire

 

Contact a representative from Mackantra to find out more information or visit our website to purchase your fire prevention equipment today!

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Dan Naidoo

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Jeremy John Daniels

General Manager

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Doug Madden

Director

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