Fire protection in the workplace
On any job site, or in any office, it is essential to be equipped with the right safety equipment. Purchasing and maintaining the right fire safety equipment for the office or job site is not only integral in saving lives and reducing property damage but also in adhering to laws and regulations. Read on to find out what safety equipment you need at your office or job site.
Fire extinguishers are a portable device that discharges a jet of water, foam, gas, or other material in order to extinguish a fire. Fire extinguishers can be the first line of defence and can often be used to contain or extinguish a fire, which may event help in preventing costly damage. While this type of office fire safety equipment is often overlooked or viewed as an unnecessary expense, it can be a key component in keeping you safe during a fire emergency situation. Check out our guide to fire extinguishers here.
Fire Suppression Systems
Fire suppression systems or commercial fire sprinkler systems work by using the most minimal amount of water needed to turn a potentially deadly fire into a smaller one. In most cases, fire sprinkler systems only release water from pipes when the temperature rises and only in a designated area around the fire source. By restraining the amount of water released from the system, as well as getting the fire out quickly, the amount of damage done to the building can be significantly decreased, allowing your business to get back up and running in less time.
Installing smoke alarms is one of the most important measures you can take to manage the risk of a fire at the office. Consider installing a combination of smoke and heat detectors, as well as sirens and bells, to alert your employees or building occupants of a fire, giving them plenty of time to evacuate the building. While smoke alarms do not actively work towards putting out a fire, monitored fire alarm systems will automatically notify first responders, who will be dispatched to your location right away.
First Aid Kits
Providing immediate and effective first aid to workers or others who have been injured or become ill at the workplace may reduce the severity of the injury or illness and promote recovery. In some cases, it could mean the difference between life and death. Fires put building occupants at risk of a range of injuries with burns being the most obvious. While it is essential, you call a medical professional if injuries are severe, first aid kits can be used to begin treating the injury or to treat minor burns.
Fire doors are an essential part of any building’s fire protection model and the overall safety of the people inside. They work to stop fire and smoke from spreading quickly and making their way into isolated areas like fire exits and corridors where people could become trapped. FSE Special Doors manufacture hinged doors for commercial and residential buildings, double-action fire doors, sliding fire doors, as well as quality upgrades to existing heritage doors.
We supply a wide range of fire doors to meet the needs of any building. These can be built using a variety of materials and configured and fitted to meet most aesthetic and functional requirements.
FSE Special Purpose Doors manufactures fire doors for numerous industries throughout Australia.