Be Prepared for Any Emergency – The Top 5 Fire Safety Products

With many dangers on construction sites, the spread of fire is a major hazard that can cause a large number of injuries and deaths year on year.

According to HSE, it can take 30 minutes from the alarm being raised for a fire to spread, in which time much of the damage has already been done. But imagine if there was a delay due to a faulty fire alarm system and workers weren’t alerted quick enough, or if you didn’t have the right type of fire extinguisher on site to tackle a blaze, or you couldn’t locate the equipment quick enough. By this point, the fire has spread and the lives of workers are endangered further.

Here at Bull, we strongly believe companies can reduce the number of fires and the risk of a fire breaking out on site by simply having the correct fire safety products on site. This will ensure your site is fully prepared for any emergency and you have everything you need to tackle a blaze, whilst ensuring your workers and site remain protected at all times.

Here’s our guide to the top five fire safety products your site needs.

1. Fire Extinguishers

As a general rule, in a low risk workplace, an employee should be within 30 metres of a fire extinguisher.[1]

At Bull, we supply a range of more than 50 regulation-compliant fire extinguishers, so whether you need a CO2, Water, Foam, Wet Chemical or Water Mist fire extinguisher, our fire extinguishers will ensure you’re protected no matter what the situation.

When investing in fire extinguishers, ask yourself the following questions:

    Have you provided the correct number of fire extinguishers for your site?
    Do you have the right type of fire extinguishers based on the materials used on site?
    Are the fire extinguishers clearly located and easy to access?

2. First Responder Station

At Bull, our First Responder Stations have been designed to suit all requirements and we understand that each individual request is different. Our Fire First Responder Station is fully customisable to suit your needs so whether it’s signage, emergency plans, branding or the alarm type, you can have all the information and equipment right there at your fingertips.

The cabinet also prevents extinguishers and other equipment from misuse, damage and weather elements, therefore providing a long-lasting and cost-effective solution.

3. Fire alarms

A fire alarm is crucial to have on construction sites, especially as a project becomes more complex, and more combustible materials are located on site.

Depending on the nature of the work being carried out and the risks on site, there are different types of fire alarms that may be suitable.

A major innovation in wireless emergency fire, first aid and intruder alarms for construction sites, our Cygnus Wireless Alarm System is designed to offer the ultimate in performance and reliability. Suitable for large scale developments, the Cygnus system is able to link 480 individual units in 15 different zones.

Rigorously tested to offer the ultimate in performance and reliability, the Cygnus system has raised the bar in the industry and has been used on some of the largest and most complex projects in the UK, including Tottenham Stadium, and the new £60 million Primark in Birmingham.

4. Trolleys and cabinets

Having a range of fire safety products on site is one thing but protecting your equipment is equally important. Here at Bull, we supply a range of fire extinguisher trolleys, stands and cabinets, all designed to be moved around site to where you need it the most. So, whether you need three fire extinguishers, an alarm bell, or signage to display fire escape routes, our equipment is fully customisable to ensure you have a complete range of fire safety products that are easily accessible to workers.

5. Signage

The Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005 states that ‘all workplaces must have adequate safety signs to point people towards fire-fighting equipment, emergency routes and emergency exits’. At Bull, we supply a range of fire signage so that workers are aware of fire hazards and risks and can act immediately in an emergency.

Expert advice you can rely on

At Bull, we supply the building and construction industry with purpose-made and reliable fire safety products.

We pride ourselves on the expertise we give to help businesses meet their legal fire safety obligations and provide a variety of training to ensure your workers are confident on how to use fire extinguishers, aware of the latest legislations, and much more.

For more information on how our products and services can help meet your needs, talk to one of our team of knowledgeable and friendly advisors on 01432 806806 /