Articles in Category: Fire Protection

Innovating Protective Fire Services Clothing

Innovating Protective Fire Services Clothing

As a firefighter, your work is unpredictable. You never know when you’re going to get the call. Your job is to be at the ready no matter what the situation or time of day. You expect protection and comfort in your gear. Your attire must convey authority and professionalism while allowing the public you protect to identify you at a glance as a professional member of an emergency services team. With all of these factors taken into consideration, the members of the Edmonton Fire Rescue Services entrusted SPI Health and Safety with the mandate of designing a job shirt tailored specifically to their needs.

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How to Perform a Fire Extinguisher Inspection in 4 Key Steps

How to Perform a Fire Extinguisher Inspection in 4 Key Steps

Fire extinguishers are key components in your company as they make a big difference between life and death in case of fire. Readily accessible extinguishers may allow for a rapid intervention to minimize the adverse effects of a fire on the health of employees and limit the loss of property and production shutdowns of the affected companies. That is the reason why a rigorous control over them is crucial. To ensure employees’ safety in the event of a fire, an annual inspection of the fire extinguishers is recommended, as well as the training of the employees on risk analysis requirements so they may take ownership of the steps and apply them on a daily basis.

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To Prevent Fires, Know the Risks

To Prevent Fires, Know the Risks

In Canada, numerous fires occur each day. Even if the number of people injured remains quite low, the direct consequences, such as material damage and production loss, as well as indirect consequences, are high: loss of clients, unemployment period, business uncertainty… It is essential to know the fire hazards and implement the resulting preventive measures. In 70% of cases, a company affected by a fire will never completely recover.

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Carbon monoxide: an invisible threat

Carbon monoxide: an invisible threat

Each year in Canada, carbon monoxide is responsible for thousands of poisoning cases, and is the leading cause of intoxication in confined spaces. That is why it is important to protect your employees against this hazard and detect carbon monoxide before it can affect them. Getting to know your enemy is the key for better protection.

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