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Office Safety During the Holiday Season in Delaware County

10/23/2017 (Permalink)

If your business experiences any disaster over this holiday season call SERVPRO of Upper Darby, PA for your fire and water restoration needs

DOs and DON’Ts of Holiday Office Decorating:  

With the holiday season upon us, it’s important to keep workplace safety in mind.  Don’t let a preventable accident take the enjoyment out of your holidays – whether you’re excitedly preparing for Christmas, Hanukkah, or Kwanzaa, take a few minutes to read our decorating safety DOs and DON’Ts.

Holiday Decorations DOs

  • Decorate reception areas, lobbies, foyers, and break rooms.
  • Choose artificial decorations made of fire retardant materials for office decorating.
  • Carefully inspect previously stored decorations for damaged or frayed wires or loose connections.
  • Discard damaged decorations immediately.
  • Only use extension cords that are UL rated and in good condition.
  • Power down and unplug all decorations before leaving the building overnight or over the holiday break.

Holiday Decorations DON’Ts

  • Do Not, under any circumstances, hang decorations from fire sprinklers.
  • Do Not place decorations in exit corridors or areas that could obstruct the view of exit signs, fire alarm pull stations, fire extinguishers, or hose cabinets.
  • Do Not use any type of decoration in your office that has an open flame.
  • Do Not overload electrical outlets.
  • Do Not allow cords to dangle from counters and table tops where they can be pulled or tripped over.
  • Do Not place staples or nails through strings of lights, extension cords, or power cords.
  • Do Not place Christmas trees, gifts, or freestanding decorations in heavily trafficked areas where employees and/or customers might run into them or trip over them.
  • Do Not use “indoor only” decorations or extension cords outside.

Here at SERVPRO of Upper Darby, PA, we want everyone to have the safest holiday possible. We understand how valuable time spent with friends and family is, and we want everyone to have a happy holiday season!

If your business experiences any disaster-related events over this holiday season call SERVPRO of Upper Darby, PA for your fire and water restoration needs - (610) 352-0700

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