Factories & Industrial Fire Protection
Factories and warehouses around the country and the world are responsible for the manufacture and storage of countless items that we use on a daily basis, from cardboard boxes to sports cars. With the processes that take place in these factories, and the materials stored and used within warehouses, the risk of fire can be greater than that of a domestic or commercial property. As long as you have the appropriate fire safety equipment and practices in place, you can help minimise this risk.
Main Risks for Factories and Warehouses
There are a variety of fire risks in factories and warehouses. The processes that take place in factories that use flammable materials are extremely risky without proper precautions, and even then, a fault with machinery can cause a fire to break out.
Electrical equipment present in factories and warehouses can be a fire risk, through misuse or faults.
In warehouses, where lots of equipment is stored, be it clothes, furniture or building materials, the presence of flammable material is very likely, and improper care or misuse can result in fires. The often large volume of items stored means that should a fire start, it can spread rapidly.
Fire Safety Tips
Fire risk assessment – These inspections are crucial to the safety of a property. By ensuring an assessment is carried out properly, any risks or potential issues can be identified and the proper precautions can be taken to minimise the threat that stems from these areas.
Fire safety training – Should a fire break out, it’s vital that those present know what to do. Training staff on evacuation procedures, safety precautions and risk management is something all businesses should do in order to maximise the safety of their employees, their visitors and their property.
Fire safety equipment – Extinguishers, fire alarms, fire doors and sprinklers: this is just some of the fire safety equipment that can be installed in a factory or warehouse. No matter what equipment you have, ensure it is tested regularly and any faulty systems are replaced or repaired immediately.
At City Fire Protection, we proudly provide a range of fire safety services for businesses around the UK. Whether you’d like a new sprinkler system installed, or you’d like for your appliances to undergo PAT testing, our expert team can provide exactly what you need, whenever you need it.
If you’d like to know more about the work we do, please feel free to get in touch with us today and we will be more than happy to help you with anything you need.