Fire Safety Equipment Every Workplace Needs
In any workplace, prioritising the safety of employees is paramount. As an employer, you must ensure the necessary fire safety measures are followed and the correct equipment is used. There are many pieces of equipment to help alert you to a fire, assist in escaping the building or extinguishing a fire.
Here we explore the essential fire safety equipment every workplace should have to minimise risks and protect those on the premises.
Fire extinguishers are your first line of defence against fire. However, not all fire extinguishers are the same, as there are multiple types of fire extinguishers with different purposes. It is crucial that you have the correct fire extinguishers in your workplace and that you know how and when to use them.
See our blog on the uses for each fire extinguisher: https://mgfire.co.uk/getting-to-know-your-fire-extinguishers
For instance, if you work in a kitchen environment, such as a restaurant, you will need a wet chemical extinguisher as they are used to put out Class F fires involving flammable cooking oils and fats. Using the incorrect extinguisher could spread the fire further. It is also essential to place extinguishers along escape routes and near high-risk areas.
Early detection is key to preventing the escalation of a fire. Smoke detectors and fire alarms alert occupants to potential dangers, allowing for a fast and organised evacuation. Regular testing and maintenance are essential to ensure they are in top condition. At M&G Fire Protection, we are experts in all things fire alarms, from design and installation to commission and maintenance.
Learn more about our fire alarm services here: https://mgfire.co.uk/alarms
Fire blankets are used to smother small fires or to protect people while evacuating a building. They are often used in Kitchens where fires can start from cooking activities.
Safety Signage & Lighting
During a fire, the occupants will need to evacuate the building as quickly and safely as possible. To simplify this process, you need clear signage, including fire exit signs showing the emergency escape route. These signs must be easily visible at all times, even if the power goes down. For this reason, we use Photoluminescent signs that glow in the dark.
M&G Fire Protection are a distributor for Jalite, the world’s leading manufacturer of photoluminescent fire safety signs.
Furthermore, there is a chance your main power supply will cut out in the event of a fire. Therefore, you need to use emergency lighting powered by batteries as a backup in case of a power failure. This ensures that people can see clearly, follow exit signs and escape quickly.
Trust It To Us
At M&G Fire Protection, we have many years of experience in all areas of fire protection, including fire alarms, extinguishers, fire & smoke dampers, smoke ventilation, training, risk assessments and much more. Contact us at 01376 519627 so we can create a full bespoke fire protection plan.
By using this equipment in your workplace, you can create a safer environment, reduce the risk of fire-related incidents and ensure the protection of your employees, customers and property.