MANUFACTURING & DISTRIBUTION
Every company’s most valuable assets are its people.
MANUFACTURING & DISTRIBUTING SAFETY
There are over 200,000 manufacturing and distrusting facilities throughout the U.S., each producing one-of-a-kind materials, and products. Every facility hosts one to thousands of employees daily; all needed to keep the production and distribution process moving for their company.
In an environment with lots of people and moving pieces, keeping workers safe should always be the highest priority. Companies take precautionary steps to ensure production equipment and material are used safely and stored correctly. However, in an emergency such as a fire or security threat, prompt evacuation can lead to equipment and chemicals becoming dangerous obstacles. Having proper and up-to-date fire evacuation maps help workers and staff avoid such obstacles in any emergency situation.
WHY MANUFACTURING COMPANIES NEED FIRE EVACUATION MAPS
CAUSES OF FACTORY FIRES
PROTECT YOUR WORKERS
According to the USFA, NFIRS, and NFPA, there are approximately 37,000 fires a year in the manufacturing industry, resulting in 200 – 300 injuries and 15 – 50 deaths per year. All could potentially be the result of workers or staff not being able to find the safest path to safety or first aid in an emergency event.
Distribution centers or warehouses also create unique situations, where if an emergency were to arise, extra steps should be taken to ensure that everyone can find safety. Unfamiliar personal, large equipment and moving materials all should be taken into consideration when designing security and evacuation maps for distribution centers.