As we’ve developed out site and the more that we talk about Materials handling, we’ve come to realize there is a lot of planning in keeping your work place safe, and when you consider around 55% of businesses that suffer a serious fire never recover.
Workplace fires are a serious issue which is covered by local government, state and national regulations including the Building Code of Australia, Australian Standards and OH&S. An efficient fire safety provider should ensure you are kept informed of any changes in the fire industry and help your business to comply with all relevant local, state and national laws.
It is imperative that your business is prepared against fire to reduce risks. Comprehensive risk assessments and a Routine Maintenance Program can prove to be invaluable.
The early detection of a fire is of utmost importance to ensure all staff have sufficient time to respond and leave the premises safely. Some of the products to assist in fire detection include: smoke alarms; fire alarm panels; engineered detection systems which monitor for smoke, heat or flame; or even a video smoke detection system.
Rapid containment of any fire is essential to reduce the damage suffered. Once started, fires are difficult to contain without the correct fire equipment.
Regardless of whether the business operates in a warehouse, office building, laboratory or mine, there have been systems designed and developed to aid in the containment of fires.
Equipment which can be useful in fire extinguishing includes: fire extinguishers, fire blankets, fire hoses, fire hydrants and hose reels, sprinkler & deluge systems, foam systems, and various suppression systems.
It is essential that staff are trained in the correct use of fire equipment as well as emergency evacuation procedures. Exit lighting, warning & evacuation systems and fire safety training are all essential.
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