There are many measures that need to be taken for fire protection. Fire alarms and evacuation drills is one of the best ways to be prepared for the rare chance that a fire may occur. Ensuring that people in the building are serious about this drill and understand the instructions clearly is imperative.
Fire Protection Equipment
It is important to keep a few items for fire protection handy. Some the fire protection items are fire extinguishers and fire blankets. It is also important to put up a layout drawing in case of a fire. The drawing should include exit points as well as the location of the fire extinguishers and the fire blankets. These drawings need to be placed in prominent areas.
The fire extinguisher material should also include water, sand and carbon dioxide. Accessibility to these items should be easy.
Inspection of Fire Equipment
Regular inspection the existing fire equipment is necessary at every commercial and residential site. The hose pipe should be in good condition and not have any holes or leakage points. Sometimes with lack of use and weather conditions the pipe tends to crack or wear out in certain areas. In such a case the fire hose pipe needs to be replaced.
The fire extinguishers need to be checked for leakage and also one needs to ensure that they are full. If they have been used earlier they need to be replaced with full ones. It is also important to make sure that there are fire extinguishers placed all around the building and in adequate quantity.
The blankets need to be in good conditions so that when they are used they will be effective. They should be placed in an accessible location. It is also important to ensure that there is a sufficient quantity of blankets. The number of blankets should exceed the minimum stipulated quantity.