Fire blankets as a system against fires
Fire blankets are an active protection system against fires that could be used in any sector and by any person.
Protection systems against fires are all those available measures and products to act against fire.
With all those we want to:
- Save human lives.
- Minimize economic losses caused in fires.
- Reach that activities, personal as well as professional, could be restarted with the maximum possible briefness.
We could distinguish between two groups of systems against fires: passive and active. Passive systems are all those that help to the rapid people's evacuation during a fire. In construction: corridors wideness, evacuation staircases, firewall doors, flame retardant paints... In general walls, roofs and walls resistant to fire's action and materials with flame retardant coating. In companies, evacuation plans included in risk prevention manuals, employees training regarding an evacuation plan...
"Fire blankets are used to stop small fires and for personal protection during the evacuation process of a fire."
Active systems are also divided in three main groups: Detection systems: automatic smoke, flame or heat detectors: bell that could be activated manually by anyone if a fire connate is seen. Alert and signalling systems: they advice us through bells or loudspeaker systems and mark emergency exits with green signs. Also all emergency lights that light corridors to exits in the case of an electric fail. And automatic systems that call firefighters
Extinction systems: manual extinguishers that could be made out of water, dust, foam or carbonic snow, fire hydrants, sprinkler systems, that could be used manually or automatically, and fire blankets, used to easily stop fire connates.
The use of fire blankets doesn't require of any specific training because is very easy to use by any persona and in addition is not only used to suffocate small fires but also could be used as personal protection during the evacuation process of a fire.
Fire blankets are obligatory in some professional sectors and recommended in many others that include them in their labour risk prevention manuals. Industrial use (professional kitchens, laboratories, power plants, storage facilities, ADR vehicles...). We also recommend the use of fire blanket for particular uses (car, caravan, kitchen...).
Make sure that the fire blanket you adquire meets the regulation UNE EN 1869:1997
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