Remember, remember, the fifth of November? Chances are you know exactly what is being referred to here. The fifth of November is edging ever close by the day and we all know what it brings in to tow.
Bonfire night, or fireworks night depending on your lingo, witnesses hundreds of thousands of fireworks let off every year.
Fire blankets are non-flammable blankets made out of glass fibre that are traditionally used on chip pan fires. They are normally kept in kitchens for emergency use.
Carbon dioxide fire extinguishers, also known as CO2 fire extinguishers, should be used for Class B fires. Class B fires are caused by the combustion of liquids or materials that liquify, such as petrol, oils, paints and tar. Carbon dioxide extinguishers are also the main fire extinguisher used to kill electrical fires as the gas itself is non-conductive and doesn’t leave any residue on the electrical equipment.
Car fire extinguishers are a legal requirement in some countries but while they aren’t compulsory in the UK, they are becoming increasingly used and recommended. Cars carrying passengers (taxis, buses) and motor homes are just an example of vehicles, who in particular, should look at purchasing an in car fire extinguisher.
It is that time of year again when we all look forward to bonfire night, seeing fireworks and taking the children trick or treating for Halloween. The end of October/ beginning of November sees some of the most beloved and fun traditions in the UK but unfortunately there is another side to these festivities that has led to quite a few casualties over the years. At least 40% of fires in Europe are started deliberately and it is at this time of year when many will fall victim to arson attacks. Arson is where someone deliberately sets fire to someone’s home, business or property.
Intumescent fire products are a form of passive fire protection. Rather than fighting fire after it has already been ignited, intumescent fire products are a precautionary measure that will slow down the spread of fire in the event one was to occur. There are different types of products available, all of which have different capabilities.
Fire exits are an access route in times of need but they should be open at all times during working hours to ensure people can safely exit an emergency. Every building requires fire exits to be highlighted as part of their emergency escape plan but in many working environments, fire exits are misused. A fire door should remain closed until needed but many do use them especially in warmer weather. This in turn is a fire hazard and can cause serious issues in the events of a fire.
A fire risk assessment is a legal requirement for any non-domestic premises as part of The Regulatory Reform Order 2005. It is an obligation for all working environments and business establishments to be evaluated by a responsible person - highlighting any risks, recording the risks, taking measures to prevent any fires occurring and creating an emergency plan fo r all staff and people within the proximity.