Why You Need a Fire Shutter

Why You Need a Fire Shutter

A fire has the ability to cause irreparable damage and puts the lives of many people at risk, especially if it gets out of control. This is why many buildings and properties put special measures into place in order to try and get people to safety in the event of a fire. From fire alarms to fire doors, there are many different ones to choose from. The industrial variety often comes in the form of a fire shutter and in this blog the team here at ABC Industrial are going to tell you exactly why they are so necessary…

Slows the spread

A fire shutter is able to isolate certain areas so that the fire cannot spread there straight away and whilst it is not a failproof method, it will give people an extra 30 minutes to evacuate the building. Since many fires tend to spread in a matter of minutes this is extremely vital, especially in a warehouse where fires are considered much more deadly.


A fire that is not able to spread straight away through compartmentalisation is not able to destroy things as much as it would do without a fire shutter. After all, sectioning off the damage to one area gives the fire services extra time to arrive and star tackling the blaze so fewer belongings are damaged.

A Barrier

Although their main use is to protect people and belongings in the occurrence of a fire, a fire shutter can also double as a security shutter. This is because they are created using high quality and durable metals that are perfect for preventing intrusion, theft and other kind of criminal damage.

Here at ABC Industrial we want to make it clear to our readers and clients how important security is in keeping people alive. After all, a fire shutters gives you extra time to escape in the event of a fire and depending on the severity of the blaze, these minutes could be the question between life and death. To find out more information, about our range of fire shutters, get in contact with a member of the team today!

Posted: 14-12-2017