It’s fair to say that a fire can devastate a business. A fire can destroy expensive equipment, stock, premises and vehicles as well as put the lives of employees at risk. It’s no wonder that businesses all over the world struggle to survive after a serious fire.

This infographic created by Fireward visualizes statistics provided by the Department for Communities and Local Government to show how fires commonly start on commercial premises. By developing a deeper understanding of how fires may start, we become better equipped to take the appropriate measures to stop them. Whether you’re at risk of a fire caused by a worker not properly discarding cigarette or a fire caused by overloaded sockets, this infographic offers practical advice to help.

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Common Causes of Fire in the Workplace

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Irma Wallace

Co-founder and Vice President of SearchRank, responsible for many of the day to day operations of the company. She is also founder of The Arizona Builders' Zone, a construction / home improvement portal. Follow +Irma Wallace on Google + as well as Twitter.

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