Fire Safety Tips for the Workplace

One of the most tragic things that can happen to a business owner is when there’s a fire on his property. Not only is there a risk for death and injury for those on-site, but there’s also the incredible loss of property and resources to consider. As a business owner, one of the most important things you can do is to protect your establishment from the threat of fire. Today we’ll discuss the many things you can implement to see that your business is as safe as possible from fires.

The Important Distinctions Between Flameproofing and Fireproofing

Every industry has terminology that is familiar to those in the field but sounds like a foreign language to the outsider.  Sometimes, when we hear people use certain terms or phrases incorrectly, it can be pretty cringe-worthy. In the flameproofing industry, two terms that we often hear used incorrectly are ‘flameproofing’ and ‘fireproofing.’ While there are some similarities in their purposes, how they do their jobs are very different. Today, we’ll give you insider information regarding the distinctions between flameproofing and fireproofing.

What You'll See on the Materials Data Sheet

In a culture that has access to minute statistics and a slice of data within seconds, we pretty much expect to have all the details to just about everything instantly available to us.  While this can be both positive and negative, when it comes to flameproofing, we believe that knowledge is power. The majority of business owners are mostly unfamiliar with some of the more intricate details of flameproofing and, rightly, might have some concerns that relate to procedures and chemicals used.  Almost daily, we field questions such as, “How safe are your chemicals? Are they toxic? Environmentally friendly? Safe for our customers?” Today, we are going to address some of those very concerns.

The Limitations of Flameproofing and the Field Flame Test

We’ve come a long way in the area of fire protection and safety. Due to significant advances in our knowledge and methods of treating fires, we are now more than ever able to protect ourselves from the devastation that fires can cause. However, there’s no one method or system that can 100% protect or prevent fires.  Everything has its limitations. Today we’ll discuss some of the inherent limitations of flameproofing and the field flame test that follows.

Part 2 of the Flameproofing Process: The Field Flame Test

Did you know that flameproofing is really a two-part process? You’re probably aware of the fact that flameproofing involves a flameproofing company coming to your business site to treat fabrics, textiles and other required decorative items with fire retardants. But did you know that’s just Part 1? The second part of this process is the field flame test. This is when your treated items are actually tested for flame resistance. Today we’ll talk about what’s involved in the second half of the flameproofing process.