Fire Safety Equipment Queensland
Fire Safety Tips
Nothing is more hazardous than a fire accident. Imagine having to wake up in the middle of the night, the fire alarm ringing and the panic. Not a pleasant scenario but something which does seem to happen quite often by even the smallest of mistake on our parts. The following are a few fire safety tips which can help prevent a fire hazard and keep you and your loved ones safe.
The most important tips for fire safety
- Make sure that fire alarms are installed on all levels of your home.
- Always test smoke alarms on a regular basis. A monthly check up will help ensure that it’s in proper working order
- Have a detailed talk with all members of your family for an escape plan in case there’s a fire. It also helps if you practice that plan every six months
- In case of a fire make sure to exit your home and stay outside. Never go back for any of your possessions
Preventing home fires
Prevention of fire hazards comes with developing the following habits
- Items which might easily catch fire should be kept at a distance of three feet and more
- One of the leading cause of home fires is smoke equipment. If you are a smoker practice precautions like using fie safe cigarette. Avoid smoking while in bed and do not smoke if anyone in your home is using an oxygen tank
- Your ashtrays should always be handy and always douse off the cigarette butts in water instead of throwing them on the floor or stamping over them
- Keep things like match sticks and lighters away from the reach of children
- Teach them the importance of practicing fire safety habits
- Make sure all your portable heater are turned off as soon as you leave the room
- Don’t keep burning candles unattended, even if it takes a single visit to the loo and back. It takes less than a minute for anything to catch fire
Reducing the risk of fire
- Heating equipment in your home should be in efficient working condition. Poorly maintained stoves and furnaces are the leading causes of kitchen fire. So make sure your stoves and furnaces are repaired on a regular gift
- Avoid using kerosene heaters. If you are using one make sure to refill it only after it has cooled down completely
- Have the electrical wiring checked on a regular basis. Short circuits and fuse can lead to fire hazards as well
- All combustible material should be stored in a cool dry and safe place
- Don’t overload the extension cords and outlets
- Space heaters should be placed on a hard surface and not on rugs or near bedding material
- Choose space heater models which are installed with an automatic turn off option. Anything which doesn’t conform to the safety standards shouldn’t be bought.
However despite all the above mentioned safety practices, the best way to prevent fire within your homes and offices is to install the correct fire safety equipment available in Queensland. For further information on cost an installation make sure you visit you local fire equipment specialists.