Causes of Manufacturing Fires and Explosions

Manufacturing plants have a high risk of fires or explosions.  Equipment and various machinery pose a significant fire hazard if not properly maintained.  Do not risk devastating effects from a manufacturing accident!  Here are some common causes of fires and explosions. Hot Work Hot work is one of the leading causes of manufacturing fires across…

Fire Safety Training Saves Lives!

Why is fire safety training important?  If you have commercial property, you are required by law to protect everyone in the building from the threat of fire.  The risks and hazards present need to be identified and the appropriate fire safety measures must be installed accordingly.  This can include fire alarm systems, emergency lighting and…

What are ABC Fire Extinguishers?

ABC fire extinguishers are often the ideal choice because they can put out many different types of fires.  They use a dry chemical known as monoammonium phosphate that can quickly put out the fire.  It is a pale-yellow powder that is used to extinguish three classes of fire.  ABC fire extinguishers are considered “tri-class” or “multi-purpose” extinguishers which…

Laboratory Fire Safety

A laboratory at workplaces and educational centers uses and stores chemicals and materials that are highly flammable, toxic and sometimes explosive.  In order to prevent unplanned fires, laboratory staff must remain constantly aware of the presence, the location and the number of fuel-air-ignition sources.  Laboratory fire safety is a set of procedures intended to prevent…

Office Kitchen Fire Safety

Office kitchen fires account for over 20 percent of commercial building fires according to the National Fire Protection Agency (NFPA) and cooking equipment is the source of 29 percent of those fires.  While office kitchen fires may start small, they can lead to significant structural damage to your building.  When your employees are properly trained about…

Emergency Fire Response Procedures

An emergency fire response plan can save lives when a fire occurs.  Chaos and confusion can reign when a fire threatens your employees and business.  A detailed and rehearsed emergency fire response plan is the best way to prevent this from happening.  By providing your employees with the proper evacuation training, they will be able to leave the office quickly…

Maintaining Your Fire Suppression Systems

Maintaining your fire suppression systems are vital to ensure that they work properly when a fire occurs.  Fire suppression systems often work in conjunction with a fire alarm system to provide safety and protection for a building or area.  There are many different types of fire suppression systems which include:  Clean agent systems  Fire extinguishers  Wet…