GITNUX MARKETDATA REPORT 2024

The Most Surprising Workplace Fire Safety Statistics And Trends in 2024

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"Arson accounts for 10% of all office property fires."

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"Sprinkler systems reduce the death rate by 83% in properties where they are used."

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"Every workplace must have a designated fire warden trained to use fire safety equipment."

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"Cooking equipment is the leading cause of office property fires, accounting for 29% of incidents."

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"50% of small and medium enterprises do not believe that fire safety risks are applicable to them."

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"Poor housekeeping (clutter) is a primary cause of workplace fires."

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"Office fires result in an estimated $112 million in direct property damage each year."

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"Heating equipment causes 11% of office property fires."

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"85% of fire-related injuries in the workplace occur due to exposure to smoke, toxic gases, and flames."

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"Properly maintained fire extinguishers can control and extinguish 60% of fires in their early stages."

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"Fire drills improve employees' escape times during a fire emergency by 75%."

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"All workplaces are required to have a fire alarm system that is maintained and regularly tested."

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"Offices with more than 10 employees are required to have written fire prevention plans."

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"Electrical distribution and lighting equipment are responsible for 12% of office property fires."

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"U.S. fire departments respond to an average of 3,340 fires at office properties per year."

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"Approximately 60% of businesses never reopen after a significant fire."

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"Fire extinguishers must be visible and accessible at all times in the workplace."

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"Fire drills are mandatory in workplaces to ensure employee readiness in case of a fire emergency."

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"Fires in office properties resulted in an annual average of four civilian deaths and 44 civilian injuries."

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"Employers must conduct a fire risk assessment and review it regularly."

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