The Different Kinds of Fire Extinguisher Cabinets
Sometimes a good number of us would take quality container units for granted. We forget sometimes, that quality containers especially ones that protect sensitive equipment prone to wear and tear are more or less essential investments as well. Fire extinguisher cabinets in particular, protect it (though not that are deliberately out in the open such as the automatic fire extinguisher) from wearing via dust, moisture, careless tampering and in general simply keep it safe – until it is needed in an emergency situation. In this post I wish to discuss the different types which are available from reputable fire safety equipment dealers.
The single box type is like its namesake, for containing a single unit. This is usually ideal for covering small areas such as small offices and rooms. It should be sturdy, mountable on a wall and easily seen by people and installed in a place where it can easily be led by directions from fire safety signs. The use of a key with this type or any type of fire extinguisher cabinets for that matter is optional, but of course the key should be safely kept and easily accessed in the case of an emergency. In my experience as a commercial property manager for some time, I have found that leaving the key out in offices is fine but not in schools where students are liable to tamper / vandalize it.
The double box is ideal for offices especially if it is recommended to carry more than one type of this. Different fires require different extinguishers. If there is an automatic fire extinguisher installed in the area, make sure that this manufacturing machines list is out of range and thus can easily be accessed by people in the case of an actual fire. Take note that fire extinguisher cabinets especially this heavy variant that carries up to 20 kilograms of weight, should be installed correctly.
There are portable types as well designed for carry with heavy land transport vehicles such as trucks. This is particularly essential for those carrying flammable goods but should be carried by all commercial vehicles as their large engines are prone to causing harmful fires. It is good to note that most of the modern carriers for this is now manufactured using the material polyethylene, which is generally long lasting and better than the previously used fiber glass and thus will last longer even in constant transportation in large vehicles.
For additional variants and to see which one would suit your establishment, it is good to inquire about fire safety equipment with your local fire authorities or a reputable dealer. Whether one is installing an automatic fire extinguisher or simply looking to adhering to supply and demand essays the Fire Safety Order (FSO) Law, it is always best to seek expert advice. They can give you the best insight as to what container or equipment would be best in your personal case as different businesses as shown by this post, will have different fire …