Accidents at work can be horrific no matter the cause of the incident in question. Yet, where fire is involved, the danger of life-threatening injury and illness is somewhat escalated. With this in mind a good knowledge of fire safety in the workplace, including available fire retardants, is essential to minimise occupational accidents.
What are fire retardants?
As the name suggests, fire retardants are used to prevent combustion and reduce flammability in fuels. They work by either physically stopping the fire or stopping the fire by chemical reaction.
Fire retardants physically block fires by cooling, forming a protective layer, and by dilution.
What are the common fire retardants?
Five of the most common fire retardants which you may find in workplace settings include:
- Carbon foam
Claiming compensation for fire-related workplace accidents
If you have been injured in a fire-related work accident through no fault of your own, you may be able to claim compensation for the harm you have suffered.
When you are at work, your employer has a legal responsibility to ensure your health and safety. In the event that an accident at work is caused by your employer’s negligence, they can be held liable for any harm or distress you have endured. This is because they have failed in their duty of care.
All accidents at work are unique, and so to determine liability, at Accident Advice Helpline, we offer a free initial consultation to all victims of personal injury. Not only can this enable us to determine liability, we will also assess your eligibility to claim.
Accident Advice Helpline
With 15 years’ experience in helping victims of personal injury recover the compensation they are entitled to, at Accident Advice Helpline, we really are the experts in our field.
No matter the nature of your workplace accident claim, our legal team is on hand to offer you superlative support and legal assistance. We ensure that your case is managed by a solicitor who is ideally suited to your case.
Getting in touch
For more information, speak with one of our friendly advisors today via our freephone helpline number 0800 689 0500, or 0333 500 0993 from mobiles. Lines are open 24 hours a day, seven days a week for your convenience. Alternatively, head over to our website where you can complete our quick and simple 30-second eligibility test.
Date Published: August 1, 2016
Author: Accident Advice