When you begin to search for clean agents specifically for fire protection, it’s rare that anyone fully understands how different two clean agents can be. Do you know the environmental ramifications that come from using certain clean agents like hydrofluorocarbons? These clean agents are actually becoming the target for phase-downs and restrictions to help decrease the amount of greenhouse gases being released into our atmosphere.
If your work places you within a warehouse or laboratory of some type, it is second nature to have the proper fire safety systems in place at all times. No one thinks twice about ensuring that a fire sprinkler system is installed and a fire extinguisher is nearby in case something goes wrong. However, if your job places you within a vehicle, whether it be part of a bus fleet or a piece of construction equipment, fire safety could be farther in your mind. Just like working in a warehouse, you want to be sure that your vehicle has the proper systems in place to help protect and prevent fires. A vehicle suppression system helps provide that necessary protection for your vehicle.
While most commercial buildings include a fire sprinkler and smoke alarm system to protect their occupants, building owners believe that those systems are enough. However, sprinkler systems and smoke alarms are mainly used to help in large scale fires. A sprinkler system might not be triggered right away if the fire is small or effects on person. Because smaller scale fires can occur within a commercial building at any time, it is important for employers to have fire protection products on hand at all times. Fire protection products can help protect against commercial fires on a smaller scale. When used in conjunction with sprinkler and smoke systems, your building and its occupants will be well protected against commercial fires.
Between the freezing temperatures and the snow fall within the past few weeks, some commercial businesses are beginning to worry about their fire sprinklers. Like the pipes to your sink, fire sprinklers run the risk of freezing during these cold winter months. While spring may be right around the corner, there is still plenty of time for winter weather and the chance of frozen fire sprinklers. Frozen fire sprinklers will be of no help to building occupants should a commercial fire occur, so it is imperative that building owners take proper precautions to prevent frozen fire sprinklers. Here are some tips on preventing frozen fire sprinklers in your commercial building.
Fire extinguishers are used to help building occupants protect themselves against small commercial fires. Fire extinguishers should only be used if safety permits it; no one should ever place themselves in harm’s way just to use a fire extinguisher. In order for fire extinguishers to be fully effective in emergency situations, they must be properly maintained and inspected.