A fire will devastate. Whether it be in your home, your place of work, your own business or even just in a public place; the implications of what a fire is actually capable of destroying is astounding. At its worst lives can be lost and, although this is the most extreme case, every precaution should be taken to prevent such a disaster. Understanding fire safety procedures wherever you are could mean the difference between a contained fire and out of control flames wreaking havoc.
Many different fire safety procedures should be put into place in public areas to give the optimum chances of safety. Fire evacuation routes should be planned with a number of different exist points to overcome any scenario. Fire alarm tests should also be carried out on a regular basis to ensure the detection equipment is working correctly. Maintenance of equipment such as extinguishers and fire blankets should also be done on a regular basis.
Having dedicated fire cabinets to house all fire safety equipment could be used to help easily identify such lifesaving tools. This could become crucial when the situation calls for its use – making the likes of fire extinguishers more easily accessible. Fire cabinets can be either floor standing or can be mounted to both internal and external walls depending on the building requirements and are usually available in a bold colour, such as red or green, to make it easily noticeable. Many cabinets are made from glass reinforced plastic making for lightweight yet strong housing.
Fire cabinets, such as those manufactured by Kingsley Plastic Limited, can also help protect the equipment from both water and dust damage – making them a great investment with an ingress protection rating of 5, 5. Excessive dust defect fire equipment by clogging up nozzles and tubing. Being attentive to potential equipment failures really could mean the difference between life and death.
If you are looking to keep your fire safety equipment protected, please visit the website of Kingsley Plastics Limited to view a range of GRP fire cabinets. Alternatively, if you would like to find out further information on how fire cabinets can be used to protect your safety equipment, please call a member of the Kingsley Plastics team by dialling 01837 83154 for expert advice.