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Need help? Need help? How do I use fire blankets? Top-Rated UK Approved Fire Blankets For Business & Home

Having a robust fire safety program is an important part of maintaining the health and safety of your employees. When it comes to dealing with small fires, Fire Blankets are an ideal solution, and we offer a selection of sizes and materials.

While you should not use Fire Blankets when a large fire breaks out, they can be critical in preventing the spread of small fires, especially those fires caused by fat, oil or grease in cooking areas, such as a kitchen or a canteen. Given their function, Fire Blankets are also a useful fire safety feature for the home.

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Home Fire Extinguishers are an essential device for any household when it comes to being ready for fire emergencies, an oft over looked but equally essential fire safety device is the fire blanket. They are especially useful in dousing small fires and are designed to be used primarily in the workplace or home. They are manufactured from fire-retardant materials and have been primarily used to smother small fires in kitchens and other cooking areas. However, safety professionals are using Fire Blankets more frequently in commercial and industrial organisations to extinguish fires that occur in warehouses, laboratories and office environments.

As with all Fire Safety Equipment, you should provide adequate fire training for your employees to show them how to use Fire Blankets correctly and effectively. Also, you should use specific signage together with the Fire Blankets to show where you have stored them so that employees can quickly locate them if a fire should occur. We provide Custom Fire Equipment Signs so you can be sure that no matter what type of fire equipment you make available there will be adequate information displayed to aid in its use in the event of an emergency.

We have a selection of Fire Blankets from which to choose. Our Classic Fire Blanket is a product that will last for years in the workplace or home. The bottom of the casing has a hinged lid that makes it easy to remove the blanket if a fire should occur, and the casing has a moulded keyhole that provides extra strength when you hang it up to keep it in full view and easily accessible. All of our fire blankets are manufactured from an uncoated glasscloth using a twill weave. They come with a five-year warranty and are a great investment that will reduce your worries about small fires in your home premises and work environment.

Our Flat Pack Fire Blankets are an ideal choice if you are looking for a fire safety solution but all you have available to you is a compact storage space. Each blanket comes in a PVC package with a moulding keyhole for hanging and is perfect for the home or for smaller workplaces. The blankets are available in a range of sizes.

Our Classic Fire Blanket & Sign Kits are perfect for larger workplaces, such as restaurant kitchens and schools. Each kit contains a fire blanket and a sign that demonstrates how you should use the blanket. The Instructional Fire Blanket Sign has a simple and clear message and includes illustrations to help your employees understand what to do in the event of a fire. Also, the kit contains a signl that you can use to indicate that the blanket is missing from its proper location and needs to be returned. The sign contains large lettering, making it clear that the fire blanket is missing. The blanket is manufactured to the highest quality and is guaranteed to last for many years. For the sign that provides instructions on how to use the blanket, you have the choice between self-adhesive vinyl and a durable rigid plastic sign.

We also supply a range of fire blanket signage, these signs are a great way to show where your fire blanket is situated. They are supplied in bright, bold colours and use the highly recogniseable fire blanket symbol to indicate at a glance the location of your fire blanket. These signs are supplied in a number of sizes and materials to ensure that you will be able to display them as easily as possible, the Nite-Glo Photoluminescent Fire Blanket Sign offers a sign that can be seen through smoke and in the dark.

FAQ


How does a fire blanket work?

Fire blankets are made from a combination of fire-resistant materials — often incorporating woven glass fibre fabric and an inner layer of fire-retardant film. Fire blankets work by covering the fire and cutting off the supply of oxygen that the fire needs to burn and spread. They can therefore be used to quickly extinguish small fires such as pan fires and refuse bin fires, and can also be invaluable in quickly smothering clothing fires, which are, of course, highly dangerous.

How many fire blankets do I need?

We always advise you to carry out a thorough risk assessment to ascertain which types of fire safety equipment you need, including how many fire blankets and extinguishers are required in your workplace. While fire blankets can be useful in any workplace, there is obviously a greater need in companies where staff regularly work with flammable materials, or where there are extra fire risks due. For example, fire blankets for welding or charging large electrical items or batteries.

When considering fire safety policies, from planning fire escape routes to choosing a fire blanket, UK regulations can be found under fire safety law and guidance documents for business on the government website.

Should my staff be trained in fire blanket use?

Any piece of fire safety equipment is only effective if people know how and when to use it. It is important that staff are trained in the use of fire blankets and extinguishers. At the very least, all staff should know exactly where fire blankets are stored, and that fire blankets used for quickly stopping small fires from getting out of hand. It is particularly important that employees who work in areas with an increased risk of fire understand exactly how and when to use a fire blanket.

What regulations cover fire blankets?

In the UK, fire blankets should comply with BS EN 1869:1997 and should feature a BSI Kitemark. Fire blankets may also feature a BAFE mark. BAFE is an independent register of quality fire service providers, and can also provide you with an independent fire safety risk assessment.

How often should fire blankets be replaced?

All fire safety equipment should be regularly checked to ensure that it is still fit for purpose. While there is no standard legal requirement for replacing fire blankets, there will generally be a manufacturer’s recommendation that they should be replaced after a certain amount of time — often after around five to seven years.

How much do fire blankets cost?

When it comes to fire blankets price is an important consideration. Here at Seton, we have a wide range of fire blankets to suit any budget, along with other fire safety equipment and signage. If you have any questions about fire safety at your workplace, please call us and ask our friendly experts for advice.

What are the best fire blankets for my business?

This will depend on a number of factors, but here are a few of our popular fire blankets and fire blanket kits:

  • Classic Fire Blankets — These classic fire blankets are of a high quality and very affordable. Available in a range of sizes, including a hard storage case that displays instructions for use, these fire blankets are made from uncoated glass cloth in a twill weave and are highly effective at putting out small fires.

  • Fire Blanket Kits — These kits come with a self-adhesive vinyl sign that shows how to use fire blankets safely in the workplace. You can choose a flat pack blanket stored either in a bag or in a hard plastic case.

  • Reception Area Fire Safety Bundle Kit — This fire safety kit includes a fire blanket, extinguishers, a fire safety logbook, and extensive first aid supplies. We also supply other area-specific kits. For offices, we have an Office Fire Safety Bundle Kit. If you require fire blankets for kitchens, we have a Kitchen Fire Safety Bundle Kit.

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