Choosing the right extinguisher

Published on 11/15/2019
Choosing the right extinguisher

In Quebec, in 2015, more than 7% of all reported fires damaged commercial buildings, and almost 6% impacted manufacturing industries. The material losses for these two types of buildings represent more than 41 million dollars for businesses and over 36 million dollars for manufacturing industries1.

How to Perform a Fire Extinguisher Inspection in 4 Key Steps

Published on 4/27/2018
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.

To prevent fires, know the risks

Published on 10/13/2017
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.