fire blanket testing

Fire Blanket Testing in Australia

Fire is a very real threat in domestic and commercial kitchens, so it is important to have a fire blanket installed and tested in your kitchen. Jim’s Fire Safety offer fire blanket testing services, as well as advice on how to optimise the safety and accessibility of your blanket.

Fire blankets are perfect for use on class F fires, (involving cooking fats and oils) as well as clothing fires – where a person can be wrapped in the blanket, suffocating the flame. The blanket works by cutting off the oxygen supply and smothering the fire. A faulty blanket could be difficult to remove from its casing or have a tear that would allow the flow of oxygen through and fuel a flame.

Your blanket needs to be immediately accessible and safe for use in an emergency. Prevent harm and property damage by ensuring your fire protection blanket is maintained. Ask one of our safety testing staff to examine your fire protection equipment and prepare your building for a fire. We are dedicated to eliminating preventable harm – invest in safety today and you will thank yourself tomorrow.

How often do I need Jim’s fire blanket testing?

Our team members carry out fire protection equipment testing according to the latest Australian safety standards. You can be sure that your business is compliant with periodic testing and maintenance.

According to the AS1851, every 6 months your fire safety technician should test the following:

Check that the fire blanket is:

  • Conspicuous
  • In its assigned location
  • Readily accessible
  • Installed in accordance with the current safety standards

Check that the location sign is visible and correct.

Blanket Container
Check that the blanket container is:

  • Securely supported
  • Clean and damage free
  • Has clear and legible instructions
  • Has a record label attached

Fire Blanket
Check the blanket for the following:

  • Any damage or contamination
  • Check that the fire blanket is correctly folded

After we have completed each of the tests detailed in this section, we will provide you with a report for each item. You can check that all of the required tests are completed and that your blanket has been certified as safe for use in an emergency.

When you employ someone to carry out a fire blanket inspection on your property, you should always receive a log book with the results. This is essential for compliance purposes. We keep all of our test reports on file so that you can always access proof of your efforts to secure a safe working environment.

Does my business need a fire blanket?

Is your business in a commercial kitchen? Do you work in a school with a home economics room or a canteen? Are you the owner of a food truck? Do you deal with flammable liquids and oils on a daily basis? You need a fire blanket and regular fire blanket testing. You owe it to yourself and your employees to make sure your workplace is a safe environment. Of course, there is no way to entirely eliminate risk, but you can be prepared should an accident happen.

Having the suitable protection equipment on hand can save valuable moments in an emergency. Save a life (and potentially, your business) by installing and maintaining a fire protection blanket. You can contact our team for a recommendation about which fire protection equipment you need in your space as well as common equipment manufacturers.

Once you have the fire blanket installed in the correct area, you need to maintain it with regular fire blanket inspections. There’s no point having a blanket if your employees can’t use it for protection when they need to. Call Jim’s Fire Safety and ask us to check both the accessibility and functionality of your fire protection blanket.

Why should I choose Jim’s Fire Safety for fire blanket testing?

Jim’s Fire Safety technicians are the best in the business. Our team have over 10 years of experience in fire safety testing and risk assessment. Not only are our staff professional and polite – they care about the outcome of their projects, and will always work to ensure the highest standard of safety.

We provide each of our clients with a report that contains testing information for each of the protection pieces we inspect and test. Take advantage of our options for notification of scheduled maintenance. You can request that our team contact you when your equipment is due for maintenance. Compliance is easy when you are aware of your obligations. Our technicians can ensure you never miss a testing appointment with our data management system.

Our testing staff undergo rigorous ongoing training to make sure each business receives the high level of service we strive for at Jim’s Fire Safety. Each technician will adhere to the latest compliance standards and go above and beyond to ensure your building is prepared for a fire.

If you suspect a defect in your fire blanket and you are not due for scheduled maintenance, our team always recommend testing the blanket as soon as possible in order to avoid harm. Our dependable fire testing team are committed to your safety – we want to prevent vulnerable individuals from risk.

Fire blankets are essential safety devices which can be used to extinguish incipient fires. The sheet of fire retardant material is placed over a starting fire and smothers it, depriving it of oxygen and avoiding disaster. This means that they are particularly effective when it comes to tackling fires which involve fats, oils and fabrics.

There really is no understating just how important fire blankets are.

Fire blankets started to first emerge alongside fire extinguishers and in the years since they have helped to avoid countless fires growing and spreading into larger and more destructive fires.

Given that these fire blankets are so important, it’s critical that they are appropriately maintained and ready should they need to be used. This is why you should turn to Jim’s Fire Safety for your fire blanket testing needs.

Comprehensive Testing

Our team members take their work incredibly seriously and know that they play an important role in protecting you and your property from the dangers of fire. This is why they diligently conduct every inspection in line with Australian standards.

Every six months our safety technicians ensure that your blanket ticks all of the boxes in terms of accessibility. This check ensures that the blanket can easily be seen, is found in the appropriate place and is readily accessible. What’s more, our technicians ensure the installation fits with safety standards.

The signage will also be checked to make sure that it is visible and correct, while the blanket container is also thoroughly inspected. Our technician makes sure that it is securely supported, is clean and free from any damage and has clear instructions with it. We also check to ensure that the record label is attached.

Finally, the fire blanket itself is checked to make sure it isn’t damaged or contaminated in any way and that it is correctly folded.

Together, each of these tests helps to ensure that your blanket will work as efficiently and effectively as possible in the unfortunate event that it needs to be used. Performing these checks is incredibly important, and you can rest assured that our technicians have the appropriate skills.

The Best Technicians

Our technicians work to hone their skills and complete each of their jobs with the highest possible level of skill and professionalism. Together, our team has over 150 years of experience, and we have all used that time to learn and hone our craft to ensure that we continue to deliver the best results regardless of which fire safety equipment we are testing.

Book Your Free Quote

We understand that convenience is important for you which is why we have made ease of use a priority of ours. You can use our simple online tool to book your free quote and then proceed from there to book your checks. We are also very happy to answer any questions or queries you may have via your preferred contact method.

Jim’s Fire Safety specialises in fire safety protection for homes & workplaces around Australia. We offer a variety of services such as smoke alarm testing and fire extinguisher testing to ensure you are safe if a fire does occur. Browse our website further or contact us to learn more.