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…

FLAMES DIFFERENT COLORS EXPLAINED

The flames of a fire have several different colors.  The colors in the flames represent the different substances that are undergoing combustion in the fire.  Hotter fires burn with more energy which are different colors than cooler fires.   Although red usually means hot or danger, in fires it indicates cooler temperatures.  While blue represents cooler…

What Does UL 300 Mean?

Underwriter Laboratories wrote a standard for restaurant suppression systems called UL 300 that outlines specific guidelines that must be met to receive a UL 300 label.  Each system manufacturer is required to submit their system for testing by the Underwriters Laboratories to ensure that it will work with today’s commercial cooking equipment.  Since 2014, most…

FIRE SAFETY IN HEALTHCARE FACILITIES

In healthcare facilities, a fire can be devastating to the patients and workers.  Many people in hospitals can’t leave their beds because of their physical condition or medical status.  This makes fire prevention a primary concern for managers, staff and patients in hospitals, medical clinics, nursing homes and other healthcare facilities.  Here are some important…

Electrical Fire Safety Tips

Electrical fire safety can prevent fires from starting.  A building’s electric grid carries a tremendous load between running equipment, powering the HVAC system and keeping the lights on.  Whether they are out in the field, on the factory floor or in the office, employees need to be aware of potential electrical hazards and know how…

Fire Safety in the Laboratory

A laboratory has a high risk for fires, especially if solvents are used and stored in the lab.  Having a fire prevention procedure to follow is essential to minimize the potential fire risks.  There are two types of fires in the lab.  A planned fire can have open flames from a Bunsen burner, torch or…

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Preventing Manufacturing Plant Fires

Most manufacturing plant fires are preventable.  They can kill and injure people and cause billions of dollars’ worth of property damage each year.  Fortunately, there are steps you can take to prevent fires and protect your business.  Although a manufacturing plant can’t be completely fireproof, there are three important fire prevention things your plant can…

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Preventing Workplace Fires

Fires destroy property, cause injuries, and take lives.  Workplace fires can also mean the termination of jobs.  The best way to teach employees how to prevent workplace fires is through fire safety training.  If employees know the best ways to prevent fires, they can help promote a safer workplace. Tips to prevent workplace fires include:…