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.
They work by cutting off the oxygen supply (oxygen is one of the three elements that a fire needs to burn) and smothering the fire.
HOW TO USE A FIRE BLANKET
It is VITAL that you know the correct way of using a fire blanket should you ever have to do so in an emergency at work or at home.
Fire Blankets can also be used when exiting a burning building, wrap it around yourself for added protection if there are flames between you and the exit.
Ensure that everyone knows where the fire blanket is stored and knows how to remove the blanket from its packaging should you ever need it. It is also recommended that an identification sign is displayed alongside the blanket.