Manufacturing Fire Safety Musts
Manufacturing fire safety musts for those serious about keeping their staff, premises and contents safe from fire!
Do you need manufacturing fire safety protective pointers for your keeping your premises from the risk of fire? Keep your premises from hitting the headlines at the detriment of a fire, follow our tips below:
Ignoring the type of material being manufactured within the building can lead to the wrong type of fire protection installed. Whether it’s plastic, metal, food or fabric, most of the things within your manufacturing premises will be flammable. So speak to the experts and get the right type of fire protection or suppression suited to your premises. Find out more about the bespoke fire protection on offer for your manufacturing premises.
Upgrades, rearranging or new installations
Keep your fire risk assessment up-to-date, when you have any new equipment installed or acquire any new industrial apparatus. Don’t forget, an upgrade of equipment, movement of furniture, employment of persons with disability and many other changes, may cause a need for a fire-risk-assessment update.
With many different types of manufacturing equipment and various working apparatus, it is crucial to keep your eyes out for any day to day hazards that may arise. However, potential risks will not always be noticed by the untrained eye. Therefore, get your staff members fire safety trained in order to spot these hazards. It’s also important that you have a competent person to perform an in-depth fire risk assessment to be sure.
Maintaining your machinery
If your machinery isn’t maintained or checked, it may malfunction. If a malfunction occurs, the equipment may go awry, the equipment may overheat and subsequently cause a fire. Along with your machinery, your fire alarm systems and protection should regularly be maintained and checked, so as to ensure it will still adequately function in the case of a fire outbreak. So make sure your fire alarm system is regularly serviced and maintained!
Manufacturing Fire Safety Emergency Procedures
Fire drills where loud machinery and equipment are being operated, are often difficult to carry out. You will need the right alarm system that can be heard over these. However, drills must be carried at least once a year. All full time and temporary members of staff should be aware of the full evacuation process. If your staff are more experienced in fire procedures, the smoother the evacuation process! Additionally, staff need to understand how to use the fire protection equipment available. To get your staff confident with the use of the fire protection equipment, get them fire warden trained!
Therefore, for more information on manufacturing fire safety and the right fire protection, installations and maintenance for your premises. Call our friendly team on 0845 402 3045 or email [email protected] for more information on Fire Protection Service and Maintenance, Fire Alarm Installations, Fire Safety Training or any Fire Risk Assessments!
Published August 2018
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