4 Additional Pieces of Fire Safety Equipment Every Workplace Must Have
As an employer, you are responsible for ensuring your business is following and maintaining appropriate fire safety measures, which include ensuring that your workplace has suitable fire safety equipment. In our last blog, we talked about 5 pieces of fire safety equipment every workplace must have, today, we’re extending this list and giving you 4 additional pieces of fire safety equipment every workplace must have.
First on our list is fire blankets - if your workplace includes a kitchen area, then you must have a fire blanket on site. Unfortunately, not all fire extinguishers are equipped to deal with fires in the kitchen. A fire blanket, however, can easily smother any flames present.
First aid kit
This one may seem like a no-brainer but it is extremely important should an accident occur. In an emergency, you will need a first aid kit onsite so that trained members of staff can quickly treat any minor injuries. It’s also worth noting that you are responsible for replacing any items that are expired or are used following an incident so make sure you stay on top of what is and isn’t in your kit.
No, it’s not just for your car. A logbook is actually a place that will allow you to keep any information relevant to fire safety in your workplace. In this, you can manage any vital information that will be useful in the event of a fire - for example, your business’s fire safety policy, fire risk assessment, fire equipment maintenance records and safety etc.
Health and safety law poster
By law, you must display a health and safety law poster in clear sight in your workplace for your employees to see. We would recommend printing off multiple posters to display in different locations throughout your workplace to make sure nobody misses the document. This poster will contain information about health and safety guidelines as well as responsibilities for staff and visitors under the Healthy and Safety at Work Act.
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