(STL.News) There has been a lot of progress in terms of workplace fire safety. We’ve come a long way, but have we made enough progress? We still experience fires every day in our facilities and on our worksites, so the answer is a definite no.
It doesn’t matter how large or small the fire is, each one is too many. In order to end workplace fires completely, it will take a lot of work; unfortunately, the injuries and deaths we would prevent will more than compensate for that work.
What Are the Benefits of Having a Fire Protection Plan?
We know that adding these protection products to your arsenal will not only assure the safety of your property but can also reduce the chances of losing your life to a catastrophe. When there’s a larger fire, doesn’t purchasing a hand-held extinguisher suffice?
What if you don’t have the right class of extinguishers for the job? Installing Judd Fire Protection is simple and straightforward if you have not considered fire protection already. In addition to ensuring your safety from fires, we can make the fire-fighting process stress-free for you.
Fire protection systems for buildings are principally useful for saving money on insurance premiums. In the long run, they reduce the cost of insuring buildings where they are installed. Take a look at how investments are made into equipment, hardware, and IT infrastructure for businesses. Fire risks could cause a company to lose tremendous amounts of money, valuable clients, and valuable projects if they operate over an extended period of time.
If a manufacturing company’s offices are affected by a fire hazard and closed for an extended period, that organization could suffer a considerable loss, from having to replace the infrastructure equipment to losing valuable client contracts. Therefore it is important to seek the assistance of fire protection services.
How does a fire protection system work?
When a fire hazard occurs in a protected area, electronic sensors can detect it early and alert the occupants to evacuate. Firefighting equipment can then be used effectively to beat the flames. A wide selection of analog and addressable fire alarms, as well as fire hydrant systems, are used to achieve these systems.
There are different types of fire protection systems that make up a fire protection system package. Water sprinklers, pressure switches, safety valves, water pumps, diesel engines, gas storage tanks, and gas release valves are included in this category. Combined with other protections, fire protection systems can provide themselves with protection from the fire before firefighters arrive on the scene.
In case of a fire, fire suppression systems keep lives and buildings safe, and they, of course, comply with code requirements. In areas with fire-rated walls, ceilings, and floors, passive fire protection systems help seal gaps caused by penetrations of pipes, cables, and joints that could allow flames and smoke to spread. Therefore, passive fire protection – fire-stopping systems – should be part of the design of every building from the very beginning.
All of these measures are necessary to prevent accidents in the workplace, such as loss of life, injuries, and, workplace accident claims.