As with all fire safety equipment, fire blankets are only reliable if they are used correctly, for their intended function. If used inappropriately during accidents at work, you cannot rely upon fire blankets to be reliable.
When should fire blankets be used?
Fire blankets are designed to extinguish small starting fires, such as kitchen pan fires, through smothering. Larger fire blankets can be used to wrap around someone whose clothes are on fire.
As fire safety experience is not necessary for using a fire blanket, they can be considered as a more reliable method of fire safety equipment. They are also extremely easy to use.
Fire safety at work
According to UK law, all employers must carry out a fire safety risk assessment and keep it up to date. By undertaking a fire safety risk assessment, employers are able to understand and manage the fire safety risks in the workplace and put in place strategies to control them.
Employers must also ensure that all employees receive relevant fire safety training, including how to act in the case of a fire-related emergency at work.
Ensuring that all fire exits and escape routes are clear is also integral to good general fire safety in practice.
Claiming compensation for accidents at work
If you have been injured during a fire-related incident at work, and you believe that your employer could be to blame for the harm you have suffered, you may be able to claim personal injury compensation.
All accidents at work are unique, and so to determine both liability and your eligibility to claim, at Accident Advice Helpline, we offer a free initial consultation for all victims of personal injury.
No matter the nature of your claim, Accident Advice Helpline have a team of specialist solicitors on hand to ensure that your case is appropriately managed on a 100 per cent no-win, no-fee* basis.
Getting in touch
For more information, and to receive your free initial consultation, speak with one of our friendly advisors today via our freephone helpline number. Lines are open 24 hours a day, seven days a week, for your convenience, and there’s never any pressure to pursue your claim at any point during or after the call.
Speak with us today on freephone number 0800 689 0500, or 0333 500 0993 from mobiles. 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