Fire Blankets (along with Fire Extinguishers and Fire Hose Reels) are often referred to as first attack firefighting equipment. Fire Blankets play an important role in controlling a fire in its earliest development stages, potentially preventing significant property damage, injury or even loss of life. Fire blankets are suitable for class F fires (cooking oils and fats) and are required in all kitchen areas. Larger fire blankets are also useful in areas where clothing fires are a risk for example, manufacturing plants, fabrication shops and welding bays.
With proper training, building occupants can assess a fire to see whether it is within their capabilities to address and use a fire blanket to safely extinguish a developing fire.
Fire blankets are primarily for use on hot oil fires such as frying pans or deep fat fryers. They can also be used to extinguish clothing that has caught fire. Fire blankets work by smothering the fire, starving it of oxygen and extinguishing the flames. Fire blankets need to be serviced on a regular basis to ensure that they are easily accessible and safe for use during the threat of a fire emergency.
Ensuring these first attack fire safety measures are ready for action is critical to both their performance and the safety of the user. Our experienced technicians carry our fire blanket servicing in accordance with the latest Australian safety standards to guarantee that your fire blankets will always be prepared to fight a fire. According to the AS1851, fire blankets should be tested every 6 months. Our technicians test the fire blanket’s accessibility, signage, container as well as the fire blanket itself. If a fire blanket is damaged, repairs are not carried out, as a complete replacement is the safest and most cost effective option.
Our experienced technicians provide testing and tagging services for all sizes of fire blankets. We are committed to providing the best service and performing thorough inspections of fire blankets and other safety equipment.
For expert fire blanket servicing, contact us today.