Fire safety equipment is a legal requirement in most workplaces and commercial kitchens in Australia. There are many different types of fire safety equipment – including things like fire extinguishers and fire blankets – which should be used in different situations.
It is important to note that every business doesn’t have the same fire safety requirements. Larger businesses with a higher fire risk will have to take a lot more precautions than others, and will probably have to have better warning and fire protection systems installed. Some of the most common workplace fire safety gear includes:
Fire extinguishers can be found in pretty much any commercial building, and on most commercial vehicles. They come in a range of shapes and sizes, and are designed to help people contain and extinguish small fires before they have the potential to turn into large fires. Note that there are different types of fire extinguishers containing different substances, including:
- Dry powder
- Carbon Dioxide
- Wet Chemical
Each type of fire extinguisher is designed to combat a certain type or types of fires, so it is important to familiarise yourself with this before purchasing one for your business.