What Business Owners Can Do to Keep the Workplace Safe from Fire

Business owners have an abundance of things on their plate, things that they’re responsible for, all of which have incredible importance to the success of the business. One majorly critical item for a business owner to manage is the safety of the business site as well as the employees and customers. Fire protection and prevention would definitely fall under this category. As a business owner, there are several things you can do – things that are easy to implement immediately – which exponential results in fire safety.

How Flameproofing is Different from Fireproofing

No matter what field or industry you work in, there’s usually some lingo that’s familiar to you but sounds like a foreign language to an outsider. If a person who’s not in the know uses a term or phrase incorrectly, it can sometimes make us cringe a little on the inside. In the flameproofing industry, there are 2 terms that people outside the field use interchangeably, but often, they are using those terms incorrectly. Today, we want to clear up the differences between ‘flameproofing’ and ‘fireproofing.’ While both of these words serve a similar purpose, how they perform their fire-protecting functions are very different.

The Materials Data Sheet: What to Know about Flameproofing Chemicals

We live in a society that has rocket-speed access to a wealth of information. Within seconds, we can have a majority of our questions answers via Google. While this is an amazing convenience, it has also taught us to expect all kinds of information and data instantaneously. At Queens Flameproofing, we know our customers are used to instant access to information, and often, they have some genuine concerns about the chemicals being used for flameproofing treatments. Are they safe foor people? For the environment? What are the risks? How should the chemicals be handled? Today we will discuss some of the information we can provide regarding the chemicals we use by offering our customers a Materials Data Sheet. 

The Inherent Limitations of Flameproofing and the Field Flame Test

While we’ve made significant advances in the area of fire prevention and safety, there is such a thing as being too comfortable with a false sense of security. Everything in life has its limitations, and the same is also true when it comes to fire protection. There’s no system or method that anyone can declare as 100% guaranteed to prevent fires. And while flameproofing has made great strides in protecting a home or business from a fire raging out of control, it has its limitations also. Today we will discuss the limitations of flameproofing and the subsequent field flame test.

What You Should Know About the Field Flame Test

When most people think of flameproofing, they usually think about the flameproofing process itself - having items and materials soaked or coated with fire retardants. But did you know that’s really just Step 1? There’s a second part to flameproofing that’s just as important as the first - and that’s the field flame test that follows the flameproofing treatments. Today, we’re going to talk about what’s involved in this second phase of flameproofing.