Why Fire Blanket Inspections?

Fire blankets are essentially fire extinguishers and should be checked annually by a competent engineer to ensure that they are safe and suitable for use should the event of a fire incident occur. The fire blanket works by killing the supply of oxygen to a fire and ultimately smothering the source. It is important that fire blankets are inspected to make sure there are no faults, such as tears or breakages that would allow oxygen to flow through. In the event of a fire, your blanket must be immediately accessible in order prevent any harm to occupants or damage to property.

What do Fire Blanket Inspections involve?

Monthly checks require the inspection of accessibility, signage, the blanket container, and the confirmation of annual inspections. Yearly checks also include inspection of accessibility, signage, blanket container, and checking for damage to the blanket. If fire blankets do not meet the required standards, they must be immediately repaired on the spot or removed from site. Any blankets that have already been used to subdue a fire must be disregarded. Alike standard fire extinguishers, once inspections, testing and all maintenance has been completed, the works must be recorded in a site log book, as well as on a tag attached to all devices.


Why Protest ES Ltd?

Using our qualified experts will give you the assurance that maintenance procedures have been carried out according to British Standard, and in the event of a fire, your fire safety equipment will always be ready and fit for purpose. As well as this, you will be able to prove through us, that you are compliant.


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