Always ensure the location signage of your fire blanket is clearly identified with the appropriate signage. This small plastic sign will identify the designated location of a fire blanket. Clearly marking the location of the fire blanket will ensure the likelihood of being found in an emergency.
With the appropriate training, a fire blanket can protect you from the fires heat allowing you to get up close to the flame to extinguish it. Once you have got close enough to the flame, you will be able to place the fire blanket over the fire. Placing a correctly sized fire blanket over the fire will then smother it and render it safe from causing further destruction. Should you like training on how to use a fire blanket and fire extinguishers, PTI offers a nationally recognised course delivered by professional firefighters that will teach you how to assess the risk and fight fires safely. For more information on this course please CLICK HERE.
All fire blanket signage are required to be installed and maintained by a qualified person and in accordance with Australian Standard AS1851. PTI also offers a number of courses that allows you to test and tag fire blankets. For more information on our courses please CLICK HERE.