Hospitals store many combustible materials such as chemicals, cylinders, surgical equipment and many more such essentials. Thus, the hospital premises should have fire safety equipment like fire extinguishers, exit paths, sprinklers, and hydrants and they should be regularly checked and kept ready at all times. However, the hospital staff is always occupied with tons to complete, so the below-mentioned list can be a boon to them for preventing fire.
Let’s see the checklist of fire safety products required at the hospital.
Fire Safety Extinguishers
Quickly spreading flames pose a significant danger and can cause extreme damage at an alarming speed. Being able to respond rapidly to protect the safety of people and premises is critical. Ensure all fire extinguishers are in easy-to-access places and in good condition. Most extinguishers work for 5 to 15 years, but be sure to check the extinguisher label or with the manufacturer to know when it needs to be replaced.
Fire Hose Reel
Fire hose reels placed in strategic locations offer an easily accessible supply of water to put out fires. Store your hose reels in cabinets to ensure they are kept in perfect condition ready for an emergency. These lightweight fire hose reel cabinets are perfect for high-risk situations such as hospitals.
Ensure that all smoke alarms are working correctly. Press the test button on the smoke alarm, and ensure all devices are operational. If the smoke alarm is in good condition, it should emit a loud, ear-piercing siren. If not, change the batteries and run the test once more.
Make sure the way to emergency doors or corridors is free from obstructions. There should be no furniture or other heavy objects in the area.
Check all the doors that are used regularly, and they should be easy to open and free from obstructions.
Hospitals have a variety of liquid, flammable materials like acetone, alcohols, ether, xylene, benzene and many more. It is essential to ensure that all the flammable or combustible materials are stored properly.
Additional Fire Safety Products to Check
- Fire blankets and hydrants are ideal for managing small fires
- Doors to rooms containing medical or biohazardous material should be securely locked.
- No unauthorised heat-producing equipment such as toasters, portable heaters or any other similar item should be situated in high-risk areas.
- Any gas cylinders in the kitchen should be stored and maintained, ensuring no leakage.
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