Things You Shouldn’t Do In A Fire

Things You Shouldn’t Do In A Fire

Every warehouse and factory worker should be well versed in the dangers of a fire. After all, it doesn’t take very long for the flames to spread and, once they take control of a property, it is time to get out. Here at ABC Industrial, we have a few essential fire safety products that we believe every industrial building owner should invest in. Read on to find out a few things that you should never do during a fire…

Never Use the Elevator

When a fire breaks out, you should always use the stairs as your escape route. This is because the elevator is controlled by electronics that can easily become affected by the fire and you could wind up trapped inside! You should always be able to get out of a building that is on fire via the stairs unless the fire has broken out on the staircase itself.

Never Open a Closed Door

If you have discovered a fire behind a closed door, it is important that you do not open it. After all, science tells us that a fire requires a constant supply of oxygen in order to continue burning so keeping the door closed removes this lifeline. In addition to this, opening a door will allow a sudden influx of oxygen to enter the room, potentially causing an explosion.

Never Be a Hero

If a fire is small enough to be tackled with a regular fire extinguisher then doing so can allow the emergency department to focus on the big fires. With this said, it is important to recognise when it is time to evacuate as you should always place your safety above being a local hero. After all, it doesn’t take much for a fire to get out of control and you can end up seriously injured if you try to put out a dangerous blaze yourself.

Since an industrial fire can get out of control pretty quickly, it is important that every property puts prevention methods in place in order to keep their staff safe. Here at ABC Industrial, we have a range of high quality fire shutters that compartmentalise in the event of a fire in order to give workers an extra 30 minutes to evacuate. To find out more information about fire safety, get in contact with a member of the ABC team today!

Posted: 28-09-2018