The dangers of workplace fires
The effects of fires in the workplace and in industry can be devastating especially if they are left for a prolonged period without intervention. Fires spread quickly and despite plenty of advice on how to protect yourself and your workplace from fire, accidents, malfunctions and vandalism can happen.
The 2015/2016 Government fire statistics show that building fires, (not including home dwellings) went up by 3%, whilst the total number of secondary fires in the UK went up by 7% during this period.
The total number of primary and secondary fires attended since the previous year had also gone up by 5% from 2014, making it more important than ever to fireproof your buildings and work sites no matter what industry you work in.
1 and 2 Hour Fire Protection
A key area to help improve fire protection is to use housings that are fire rated and there are regulations and standards to ensure industrial housing meets recommended fire protection levels.
However, Kingsley Plastics (KPL) has gone above and beyond in this area, cemented itself as a leader in fire rated GRP housings thanks to its meticulous and robust fire testing.
KPL is the first GRP manufacturer in the UK to have passed the required 60-minute fire test, meaning their housings have earned a certified approval for BS 476 Part 21 for load-bearing structures.
Why is this important? This certification means that the walls and roofs of our fire-proof GRP housings are guaranteed to maintain their integrity, even after this prolonged period of time. This structural integrity ensures that even if fires are left unattended for a period of time, they will not become a serious health and safety hazard.
This certification means that the walls and roofs of KPL’s fire-proof GRP housings are guaranteed to maintain their integrity, even after this prolonged period of time. This structural integrity ensures that even if fires are left unattended for a period of time, they will not become a serious health and safety hazard.
In addition to the above, each style of unit has been comprehensively tested for surface spread of flame and fire penetration to BS 476 parts 6, 7 and 12 plus. This ensures fire spread is kept to a minimum and that housings or kiosks will not become rapidly engulfed in flames, risking collapse.
All of KPL fire rated GRP kiosks and enclosures are specifically designed to keep fire dangers to a minimum, protecting your workforce, your site and anyone in the area.
Customised Fire Rated Housings
Alongside this industry-leading fire prevention, every fire rated housing or kiosk from KPL can be fully customised to suit your business’s needs whatever your sector or global location either here in the UK or overseas.
These include but are not limited to:
Fire-Rated Housing and Kiosk Customisation
- Single/double entry fireproof doors
- 30, 60 and 120 minute fireproofing options
- Grills, vents and access panels/hatches
- Safe, non-slip flooring
- Complete end to ended design and manufacturing
- A wide range of external finishes
Ensuring your place of work is highly protected against the dangers of fire needn’t be difficult or expensive. Fire rated GRP housings are affordable, delivered straight to your site and are easy to set up for protection against both fire-related accidents and vandalism.