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When would it be appropriate to use a fire blanket?

When would it be appropriate to use a fire blanket?

Fire blankets are only suitable when the fire is small, or Class F fires. These are especially helpful for Class F fires. These fires are typically caused by cooking fat oils. These types of fires should not be doused with water and you should use a fire blanket to put it out.

What is a fire blanket suitable for?

Fire blankets are used to extinguish fires in the kitchen (cooking oil, fat pans, waste bins etc) and clothing fires. Covering with a fire blanket cuts the supply of oxygen to the contents of a pan or a person’s clothing. Fire Blankets can be used on Class A & B fires and works by smothering the fire.

When should you use a fire blanket instead of a fire extinguisher?

“Fire blankets are a useful tool in the fire safety field. They can be used to contain small to medium fires, especially in the kitchen,” Brandon Wright, public information officer, said. “However, fire extinguishers are the recommended tool to have in the kitchen to protect yourself in the event of a fire.

Where are fire blankets required?

Where should fire blankets be placed? Fire blankets should be placed in the room/ area where a potential fire may occur. Fires can spread very quickly so the placing for fire blankets is crucial. They should be fixed or placed in an easily accessible position where the breakout of fire won’t prevent access to them.

Should you use a fire blanket on a person?

Fire blankets can also be used against clothing fires. By wrapping a person in the fire-retardant material, you can prevent extreme and painful injury. ⇒ Roll the blanket around the person until the fire is covered.

Can a fire blanket protect you?

They can be used for personal protection If a fire is out of control and you are surrounded by flames, a fire blanket may also help protect you and those you are helping if you must evacuate near areas exposed to flames.

Does fire blanket really work?

Fire blankets help to extinguish small fires at their inception phase. They’re most effective for fires that are in a pot, pan or stove top. But, they’re also commonly used for out of control campfires and trash cans. The main time people use a fire blanket is when the blanket can deny oxygen to the fire.

Can I use fire blanket on electrical fire?

Every commercial building should have a fire blanket, and everyone needs to know where it is stored and how to use it much like a fire extinguisher. As a fire blanket can be used to oil and grease fires as well as electric fires, they are ideal for use in garages where oil and gas spills may occur.

Is it a legal requirement to have a fire blanket?

Fire blankets Fire blankets should be located in the vicinity of the fire hazard they are to be used on, but in a position that can be safely accessed in the event of a fire. There is also a legal requirement imposed to provide and maintain accurate records on fire precautions.

Should I have a fire blanket in my home?

Ideally, every home should have a fire blanket somewhere, preferably in the kitchen. They can be use when a chip pan has overheated for example. Importantly, a fire blanket can be used when exiting a burning building, wrapping it around the for added protection if there are flames between people and the exit.

What is the correct way to use a fire blanket?

How To Use A Fire Blanket?

  1. Turn off the heat source if it is safe to do so.
  2. Pull the tapes to release the fire blanket from its box.
  3. Hold the blanket in a shield position and, if possible, wrap the blanket around your hands for protection.
  4. Place the fire blanket over the fire to smother the blaze.

What do you need to know about fire blankets?

What You Need To Know About Fire Blankets. Technically a fire blanket can be used on Class A,B and D fires, which are those being fuelled by ordinary combustibles such as wood or paper, by flammable liquids like oil or gas and by combustible metals including magnesium and titanium.

Which is better a fire blanket or fire extinguisher?

Fire blankets are nonflammable safety items that can fight temperatures up to 900 °F (482 °C). They smother small fires by not allowing any oxygen in to fuel the flames. Due to its simplicity, a fire blanket may be more helpful for someone who is inexperienced with fire extinguishers.

How to use a fire blanket safely-FTS safety solutions?

Hold the blanket as if shielding yourself, with the blanket extended in front, if possible covering your hands. Do not throw the Blanket, gently lay it over the container that is on fire to smother the flames. Do not be tempted to use the blanket to move the pan. Leave in situ until the pan has completely cooled.

Can a blanket be used to put out a trash can fire?

The other thing to consider is whether you can actually cover the fire with the blanket. The blanket needs to be able to fully cover the fire to extinguish it. This makes a blanket a choice for putting out trash can or stove top fires because the blanket can be placed over the rim of the trash can, pot or pan.

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