Fire Extinguisher Commissioning – Why Do You Need It?
As a sales administrator for the Fire Protection Shop, the most frequently asked question I get, usually on a daily basis is: “Why do fire extinguishers need commissioning if they are new?” OR “Why does this have to be done on site?”
Water Fire Extinguishers
A fire is something we never expect to happen to us, our home or business premises, but unfortunately these things can happen.
Foam Fire Extinguishers: A Guide
There are many ways to prepare your home or business should a fire break out, and one of the easiest ways to do this is to ensure you have fire extinguishers on the premises at all times.
Carbon Dioxide (CO2) Fire Extinguishers
In the case of a fire, the most important thing you can have to hand, whether you’re at home or at work, is a fire extinguisher.
Previously we’ve taken you through the various types of extinguishers available, while also highlighting the types of fires and how each extinguisher can be used on a particular one.
Going a little more in depth, here’s everything you need to know about CO2 fire extinguishers.
A Fire Blanket is a highly flame-resistant blanket that can be used to either extinguish a small fire or to wrap around a person to protect them.
They are made from 2 layers of woven glass fibre fabric and an inner layer of fire retardant film.
In today’s hectic world, keeping yourself and your property safe is often overlooked, particularly, when looking at fire extinguishers.
I speak from personal experience about the devastation that is caused by a fire and the upheaval it can cause.
10 years ago, my dishwasher burst into flames, luckily nobody was in at the time, however the smoke and fire damage was extensive, we were out of the house for 6 months, including over the Christmas period.
Statistically, the kitchen is by far the most likely area for a fire to start within your house. The most recent official statistics from the Home Office showed that between April 2016 and March 2017, just shy of 50% of all house fires attended by the fire brigade in England involved, or were started by, cooking equipment.
Do you need a fire extinguisher? There’s a good chance that you do. If your premises are used for non-domestic activities you may be legally required to install and maintain at least one fire extinguisher. This can include home-based businesses as well as the traditional workplace.