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Know The Common Causes Of Fire In Commercial Properties

One of the most common causes of fire hazards in commercial premises is a violation of fire safety rules. Every time a commercial building suffers a fire, it puts people at risk. Undoubtedly the fire service will attend the site, even for a small fire that has been handled by fire safety-trained staff. Sometimes, the struggle goes on for days before they can doze off the fire. You could reduce the risk of fires by understanding common reasons for fires in commercial properties. You can also enhance the safety of commercial buildings by ensuring that your employees have undergone fire safety training.

3 Common Causes Of Fire Hazards In Commercial Buildings

Faulty Wiring

The wiring or electrical systems in commercial premises is always more complicated than a household. Two common causes of electrical fires are human errors and malfunctioning. Electrical malfunctioning is quite common in commercial premises, with improper wiring being the primary cause behind the mishap. Wiring can start malfunctioning if you fail to maintain the electrical systems regularly. It is your responsibility to ensure that all the electrical equipment in commercial spaces is in good working condition and that appliances are all PAT tested.

Heating Devices

Almost 9% of non-residential building fires occur due to heating devices. Electric fires occur when humans misuse heating devices or they start malfunctioning. If there are one or few heating devices in your commercial premises, it’s even more important to ensure that your employees have undergone fire safety training from a reputed organisation like Safety and Health Ltd.


Another common cause of commercial fires is cooking in commercial spaces. According to a survey, almost 1 out of 5 office building fires occur due to cooking mishaps. In most commercial kitchens, food is cooked with high volumes of electricity. There are flammable equipment and ingredients which enhances the chances of fire hazards. Cooking equipment like ovens, deep fryers, barbeques and grills create risks of fires and explosions.

Since you are now aware of the common causes of fire hazards in commercial premises, it’s time you get in touch with the experts at Safety and Health Ltd and enhance your knowledge about fire safety.