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How to use a fire blanket

In any commercial building’s kitchen, the employees need to know how to use a fire blanket. Initially make sure you have a fire blanket handy in your kitchen area. Any fire that is fueled by oils or fats known as class F fire, can be put out by a fire blanket.

Accidents like the above are unfortunately a common occurrence across New Zealand. it is for your best interest to invest in fire blankets and making sure the employees are competent in using them in case of any emergency.

When you discover a fire in the kitchen, it is important to assess the risk. If the fire looks like it might get out of control, do not be shy to call 111 for fire emergency. If the flame is controllable, you can approach it with fire protection equipment. It is very easy to use a fire blanket, nonetheless, we have provided the detailed action required below.

How to Use a Fire Blanket ?

Once again, we would like to emphasise that you should only approach a fire if it is safe to do so. If you’re hesitant whether the fire is too large, remove yourself from the area immediately and call for 111 for a fire emergency. You need to be careful when it comes to fire safety.

How to Use a Fire Blanket on a Person effectively?

When we examine your blanket, we will go over the fire blanket inspection checklist as dictated by the standard NZS 4503:2005 for hand-operated fire-fighting equipment. We will check for any damage and validate your blanket is in an appropriately accessible place. After we have accomplished our assessment, we will place your blanket back in the sleeve so it is ready to use.

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