Cover-ups. Two words that usually imply something wrong – not when it comes to stopping fires though. For some flames, the best way to extinguish it is to suffocate it, hence covering it up. That’s what fire blankets do best. So, should a fire blanket be part of your suite of fire safety equipment?
Water remains one of the most effective fire fighting agent. However, without the correct pressure, it will be ineffective at putting out any fire. It’s vital that the flow of water gets a much-needed boost so that it can reach areas affected by fire. That’s why fire pumps are an essential component of any
(This article was updated on 15 January 2020) Credentials count. That’s especially true when it comes to matters that you would never entrust with an unqualified operator – fire safety not least of all. With industry bodies and the government further strengthening the regulations surrounding fire safety, now is a good time to review
Although a perennial process, organising and carrying out annual fire safety inspections can require much effort from building managers; however, a misstep could be time-consuming and can cost thousands in penalties, not to mention unhappy tenants. Plus, carrying out inspections is a requirement to secure your AFSS — your primary proof of fire safety
The amount of money spent doesn’t always equate to value gained. It’s true for consumer goods, but also for services. Plus, making smart decisions about how to use funds means investing more resources into growing your business. But should you try to save costs on something as vital as fire protection? After all, lives
You’ve seen it in movies: the hero sets off the fire sprinklers to cause a diversion, the entire building gets flooded, and he gets away to save the day. Unfortunately, Hollywood gets a lot of things wrong about sprinkler systems. Also, unlike the flicks, fires are real and very serious. Uncontrolled, it could lead
As a busy building or facility manager, attending to more obvious issues, like leaking pipes or damaged carpet, leaves you vulnerable to hidden ones. Fires happen less frequently than other building maintenance issues it’s easy to ignore. However, unlike a leaking pipe, fires take lives. While the importance of fire safety is undeniable, learning