fire extinguisher

Office Fire Prevention

Fires need three things to start – a source of ignition (heat) a source of fuel (something that can burn) and oxygen. The sources of ignition are as follows: Heat – Cigarette butts, matches, naked flames and heaters. Fuel – Waste (rubbish), paper, plastic, wood and loose packaging materials etc Oxygen – The air around us. Office fires happen more than you think, but in general, offices are considered to be a moderate fire risk and the fires usually occur as a result of someone’s carelessness. The littlest things can start fires; cigarette butts carelessly discarded by rubbish, faulty wires, and machines that have been left on for a long period and have overheated. Most fires are preventable. No matter you role in the workplace, you can take responsibility for preventing fires by adopting the right behaviours and procedures. Switch off any appliances when they are finished with, and check the wires connecting your computer screen to the monitor regularly. If you smoke outside by the back door, be sure your cigarette is out before you dispose of it. These things can be effortlessly adopted into your daily routine and can make all the difference in fire prevention. Another way […]

How To Deal With Fire? (Infographic)

Every year billions are wasted because of the causalities and disasters caused by fire. Fire can cause damage to both life and property. In fact fire if not controlled on time can lead to some serious consequences. Therefore it is very important that we are aware of the basics of controlling fire so that if fire breaks out we know how we can control it. When we are talking about fire safety, how can we forget about one of the most important tools of controlling fire? Fire extinguishers play a very important role in extinguishing fire. There are different types of fire extinguishers depending upon the nature of fire. It is very important that we have these fire extinguishers installed at the proper places so that they can be used whenever the need arises. Check out the infographic brought to you by Globe Packaging on controlling fire.

Your Guide To Using Fire-Extinguisher

A fire-extinguisher is simply a device that is used to control accidental fire outbreak. It helps bring the fire down by stopping it from spreading and as such is an extremely important device during the time of fire emergencies. Fire extinguishers come in different sizes and kinds for different purposes. Each comes with a specific color code stating where it is best used at.   Coming to the basic concept of fire extinguishers, let’s talk about the ones that are available in multi-storey buildings, hospitals, stations and similar places. These are the regular devices that can be operated by anyone. Also called the handheld extinguishers, they weight between 0.5 and 14 kg, depending on the place where they have been installed in. The extinguisher which you will need to help resolve an emergency in a household will be different from that in a train station. However, it is necessary that every individual must know how to use a fire extinguisher, as emergencies can occur without any prior warnings. Advantages of a fire extinguisher When a fire breaks out, it does take time for the professionals to arrive. However, this short span of time can amount to a great loss of […]