A well-equipped fire safety system is crucial for any facility. Whether it’s a factory, office building, restaurant, or bar. The right equipment can help protect you and your employees from a fire. For example, if there is an emergency, you may only be seconds away from a complete disaster if your facility does not have fire extinguishers or smoke detectors. That is why we have compiled this list of the important safety equipment that all businesses should have on hand today.
Fire extinguishers are the most common fire safety equipment in a facility. There are several different types of fire extinguishers, we can help choose the right one for your business. It is important to know how to use a fire extinguisher correctly so that it doesn’t do more harm than good when you need it most. That means every year it should be inspected and replace any expired ones with new ones.
Smoke detectors or alarms should be installed in each hallway and common area. Make sure you have a smoke alarm on every floor of your office building. Install smoke alarms away from heat sources like fireplaces, wood stoves, furnaces, and gas pilot lights as heat can damage them.
Fire Suppression Systems
Fire suppression systems work by extinguishing fires before it reaches a critical point where fire could cause significant damage to people or property. Fire suppression systems and sprinklers are commonly installed in areas where it is most likely to be activated – such as kitchens and warehouses.
Carbon Monoxide Detectors
Carbon monoxide detectors are a great way to keep your workplace safe from carbon monoxide poisoning. This gas is produced when fossil fuels combust, such as in boilers, furnaces, and other types of equipment. If breathed in at high enough concentrations it can be deadly. Carbon monoxide alarms can detect it and alert everyone to the danger so that building occupants can get out of harm’s way.
The key to fire safety is knowing what you need to keep yourself and others out of harm’s way. Having equipment that can detect smoke and flame early on is the best way to prevent damage from occurring.
If you have any questions about fire safety equipment, or if you would like to know more about how we can help with your fire safety needs, Reach us today at Edison Fire Protection Company, or call us at 1-800-222-9338.