Supporting and servicing since 2009.
“O-I has been using Fire Safety Services since 2009 and they carry out the majority of our fire safety requirements including servicing of our fire extinguishers, underground hydrants, wet risers and rapid response units.
The service we receive from them is first class in all aspects from account servicing through to the high quality expertise of their Technicians. Once on site, the Technicians are extremely professional and safely carry out maintenance services in our hazardous and very hot working conditions within our manufacturing plant.
We would certainly recommend Fire Safety Services for all your Fire protection requirements.”
Eddie Goddard – Environmental, Health & Safety Manager, O-I
As the world’s leading glass-packaging maker, O-I create quality, recyclable glass containers for many of the best-loved brands world-wide. O-I was formed following the amalgamation of 2 well known glass bottle companies in the United States in 1929. The company now operates 80 plants in 23 countries, employing in excess of 27,000 people.
Since 2009, Fire Safety Services (UK) Ltd has been delighted to be associated with O-I through the servicing of fire equipment within it’s Harlow plant. Our skilled Technicians carry out the servicing of the portable fire extinguishers, underground hydrants, wet risers and Rapid Response Units within the premises.
Over the years, as the manufacturing processes and production equipment develop, we have always been on hand to ensure that the correct fire protection is provided, maintained and ready for use.
Due to the nature of the manufacturing process, this is a location where fires can ignite at any time. It is therefore essential that the staff on the premises have total confidence in the fire protection equipment provided.
The premises utilize Rapid Response Units which are designed to tackle larger fires. These unique units can be refilled during use. Thereby ensuring a continuous fire-fighting capability.
Warehousing space across the UK has increased dramatically over recent years and looks to continue to grow in the future.
A warehouse environment presents many challenges for fire detection with varying fuel loads, ignition sources, large quantities and vertical arrangement of fuel loads making prediction of fire scenarios very difficult.
The environment is generally dirty, affecting the performance of traditional detection systems and generating false and potentially missed fire alarms. Getting the correct advice on the right type of fire alarm for your warehouse is vital and can drastically minimise false alarms and save your business money.
For more information on fire safety in warehouses, read our blog on experience we have in this area.
Businesses have a specific duty of care for fire safety to those who use or visit their premises and fire extinguishers represent an essential first line of defence against the risks posed by fire. Under the Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005 the responsible person must provide and maintain appropriate fire-fighting equipment.
According to the Fire Industry Association (FIA) a survey has highlighted an increase in the importance of fire extinguishers. They have an even more vital role to play as a first aid response for use on small fires in their early stages, with 88 percent of small fires that are tackled with fire extinguishers actually being extinguished.
The provision of suitable fire extinguishers is dependent on several factors including the type and class of fire. Businesses are well advised to provide staff with appropriate and suitable training to raise the alarm and extinguish a small fire safely to stop it having devastating consequences.
For more information on importance of fire extinguishers, read our blog.
For more information on our experience with warehouses read our blog
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