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Passive Fire Prevention - Are You Serious About Fire Safety?
Category: Fire Protection Services | 24/06/2009 - 11:22:08
Having fire extinguishers strategically placed in a development, is not the complete answer to fire safety. Ask yourself do you know where your extinguisher is located, and would you know how to use it, and on what type of fire? The answer is probably no, the extinguisher can help to suppress a small fire, but without in-built fire protection into the fabric of the building, the risks of containing a fire and preventing it becoming a raging inferno will dramatically increase. Fire takes no prisoners, and therefore sensible prevention methods are crucial to avoid tragedy, but every day these sensible precautions are frequently discarded because of expense, ignorance, or deemed unnecessary by specifiers and contractors. Ask yourself: if you know a building is unsafe, would you walk into it? The obvious answer is no, yet every day many buildings are built and refurbished with precious little thought given, to containing a fire in the event of an outbreak.
Passive Fire Prevention
Regulations and their enforcement play a vital role in reducing injury and deaths, but many more lives could be saved if common sense was to prevail. We have all seen the results of an elementary school science lesson, of putting a lighted candle in a cardboard box and then sealing the box up to starve the flames of oxygen. If the same principle of sealing and fire stopping was conducted on a new build project, or refurbishment, then the results would be obvious, property would be correctly fire protected. With stricter regulations, many developers and contractors are now becoming more accountable for the work they undertake. For too long, projects have been completed quickly, at the expense of fire safety and when tragedy strikes, blame is sometimes difficult to prove. However, with the expansion of claim companies offering 'no win, no fee' promotions, it is vital, that fire safety work is carried out to avoid litigation through death or injury. Simple passive fire prevention precautions like fire protection for electrical fittings, fire and smoke door seals, fire barriers, protection for timber, steel, walls and ceilings can be the difference between life and death as well as avoiding very expensive fire damage claims. All of these passive fire protection products are available from Envirograf.
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Common sense is often the correct watchword for a sound fire prevention policy, so if a gap remains, because a pipe or cable has passed through it, then filling it with the correct passive fire protection product around that service is vital, for the containment of a fire. With many service areas hidden behind suspended ceilings, stud walling etc, can you be sure that the building is safe? Remember every hole that is cut, to pass a service through, is potentially a fast route for a fire and lethal smoke to spread, therefore it is essential to provide comprehensive protection at the source. Envirograf sealing and fire stopping products come in a variety of options to suit a diversity of applications. The common sense approach to fire stopping can make the difference between life and death and this will certainly confirm that you are serious about fire safety.