Fire Safety Articles

  • Combustible Dust: It Doesn’t Take Much

    A dust accumulation of 1/32 of an inch deep—about the thickness of a dime—covering just five percent of a room’s surface area doesn’t sound like much, but it’s enough to cause a catastrophic explosion, according to the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA). Although good engineering and safety practices to prevent dust explosions have existed for decades, there ...


    By SafetySmart

  • Housekeeping at Work – Don’t Sweep It Under the Rug

    What’s at Stake? Housekeeping at work is about much more than cleaning windows and sweeping up dust bunnies. Poor housekeeping can cause injuries, slow down production, dampen morale, start fires and cause catastrophic explosions of combustible dusts. What’s the Danger? A messy workplace not only affects workers’ ...


    By SafetySmart

  • SHEilds Christmas Gifts #1 – Electrical Safety

    Free Safety Tips for the Season It’s that time of year again! Time to start getting serious about Christmas shopping, dig out the annual decorations and of course switch on our seasonal lights. There’s an undeniably positive boost created by lights covering the inside and outside of the household; whether it’s to brighten up dark winter days, amaze your children ...


    By SHEilds Ltd

  • Case study - SP, Technical Research Institute of Sweden

    Customer: SP, Technical Research Institute of Sweden Project: WetESP for Fire Laboratory Many fire tests are made in full scale. Example for fire tests can be engine rooms, vehicles, store houses, compartments etc. Most of the tests will include ignite phase, full fire and extinguishing. The ignite phase is sooting, full fire will give high temperatures ...


    By Envibat AB

  • Professional Advice for NEBOSH Success

    Maximising your Study and Exam Approach Following the success of our NEBOSH Quick Reference Sheet we released last week, I thought I would build on this with some extra advice for those students who really want to go the extra mile. Do you just want to pass? Or do you want to get a Distinction? Maybe even a Best Candidate Award? If you’re ambitious, ...


    By SHEilds Ltd

  • Steel Fire Sprinkler Tank Inspection Case Study

    These images show the steel fire sprinkler tank before any preparation work and then after preparation. The steel fire sprinkler tank was fully relined with Acothane DW. A Logistics company in Berkshire recently had an R.O.V Inspection carried out on their Fire Tank, we also provided them a sprinkler tank maintenance. The sprinkler tank inspections confirmed significant amounts of corrosion to ...


    By Acothane UK Ltd

  • 1290 GRP Fire Sprinkler Tank Case Study

    These images show the fire sprinkler tank before any preparation work and then after preparation. The fire sprinkler tank was fully relined with Acothane ...


    By Acothane UK Ltd

  • 1328 Steel Fire Sprinkler Tank Case Study

    These images show the steel fire sprinkler tank before any preparation work and then after preparation. The steel fire sprinkler tank was fully relined with Acothane ...


    By Acothane UK Ltd

  • Working and Safety with Overhead Powerlines

    Safety considerations for OHPL It’s safe to assume almost everyone is aware of the considerable dangers presented by powerlines, but how well do you understand the attached risks? Would you know what to do in an emergency situation involving downed powerlines or while working close by? Regulation 14 of the Electricity at Work Regulations 1989 requires that work may be ...


    By SHEilds Ltd

  • Living Smart in the Autumn

    Are You Ready for a Hurricane? The National Hurricane Center warns that the worst hurricane tragedies throughout history have been marked by a lack of education and preparedness. Reduce your risk of danger in a storm by following these hurricane safety tips: Know the risk of hurricanes in your area, and make plans accordingly. Work ...


    By SafetySmart

  • The Case for Flame Retardant Free Furniture

    HEAL joins a coalition of NGOs to stress concerns about the implications from the presence of harmful flame retardants chemicals in furniture products. A variety of flammability standards for furniture exist in Europe. Some standards lead to the use of hazardous flame retardants chemicals without providing a demonstrated fire safety benefit. Flame retardants may cause serious harm to human health ...

  • Q&A With Joe Cupp: Singer Fire Valve Manager

    When it comes to investing in fire protection, it’s not enough to simply seek out the lowest price—at least not if you truly care about your community’s safety. Although your budget will always play a factor in your investments, selecting fire protection valves means weighing features, specs, ...


    By Singer Valve Inc.

  • Professional Development through SHEilds

    Where to begin and where to go next If you’re thinking of starting an eLearning course with SHEilds it can be daunting knowing where to begin or indeed – if you’ve recently completed a qualification – where to go next; the purpose of this blog is to suggest a recommended route through a typical progression of health ...


    By SHEilds Ltd

  • Case study - Algae control in fire reservoir Häagen Dasz production facility

    A 77 meter rainwater reservoir for fire extinguishing purposes was completely covered with filamentous green algae. The green filamentous algae clogs regularly filters located before the jockey pumps.  The Challenge: Control Green Algae and Lower the Use of Oxygen Peroxide Located in Tilloy-lès Mofflaines, France, the 77 meter long rainwater reservoir for fire ...


    By LG Sonic

  • Safety Smart Employees: Driving Safely at Work

    In the last week of National Safety Month, the National Safety Council brings attention to driving safely at work. Last week we gave you “Three Workplace Hazard Observation Tips.” With this week’s theme of “Share Roads ...


    By Intelex Technologies Inc.

  • Lighting the way for disinfection - Case study

    Pharmaceuticals manufacturing involves the handling of powders and volatile, flammable solvents such as iso-propanol. Consequently there is every opportunity for explosive atmospheres to form. Where this is the case, the Dangerous Substances and Explosive Atmospheres Regulations 2002 (DSEAR) require that new equipment and protective systems must be selected on the basis of the requirements set ...


    By atg UV Technology

  • OSHA Fines The Renewable Energy Group Over Hydrogen Gas Explosion

    On March 3, 2016, The Advocate reported that the U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) fined a biodiesel plant run by The Renewable Energy Group (REG) $70,000 over a September 3, 2015, hydrogen gas explosion. The explosion injured four workers and resulted in three ...


    By Bergeson & Campbell, P.C.

  • FineFog Fire-Fighting System for Algoma

    DESMI has signed a fire-fighting package contract for a new building project at 3. MAJ shipyard Croatia. The project is a series of Great Lakes self unloading bulk carriers, (hull numbers 732/733/527/528/529) classed by LR, and registered under Canadian flag. The fire-fighting system package includes: 1. Accommodation water sprinkler system for cabins and service space 2. Engine room local ...


    By DESMI A/S

  • Major Urban City Projected To Save $77 Million Over Next Decade From Valve And Hydrant Asset Assessment Program

    For large urban cities, one of the quickest ways to realize an investment return from their network of underground assets is to inventory the water distribution system and assess the overall condition of valves and fire hydrants. This progressive major southeast U.S. ...


    By Pure Technologies

  • Lowara gets Presidential treatment in ‘The Land of Fire’

    The Flame Fountain, Baku Park, Baku, Azerbaijan Azerbaijan has long been called ‘The Land of Fire’ due to the visually stunning natural gas fires which blaze continuously on the hillside of the Absheron Peninsula.This has proved to be the inspiration behind the Flame Fountain sculpture which resembles a vast flame bursting from the Earth’s surface. The Flame ...

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