Affordable Fire Blankets
Nationwide fire extinguishers stock the best quality fire blankets for less. All are kitemarked and manufactured to the rigorous requirements of BSEN 1869 – 1997. Our fire blankets come in a sturdy wall mountable red rigid case. We may be able to offer a discount for bulk orders, call or e.mail our sales team for details. Our Budget Fire Blanket is a best seller and a great option for kitchens in student accomodation, rental properties and HMO's.
Fire blankets are suitable for use in the home, caravan, laboratories, offices, welding units, and catering units. They can be used to smother small cooking oil fires, waste bin fires and also to smother clothing fires.
Before you use a fire blanket you should ensure that you are between the fire and an exit so you are not trapped. Remove the blanket from its case by pulling the tapes, Shield your face, arms and hands with the blanket by wrapping the outside of the blanket around your arms, cover the fire completely with the blanket. Ensure that the source of ignition is turned off and leave for at least 30 minutes closing the door behind you.
You should not re-use fire blankets once they have been used on a fire. If you are smothering a clothing fire you should tightly wrap the blanket around the person whose clothes are burning and roll that person on the floor in the blanket for maximum effectiveness. We recommend that you display the fire blanket ID sign above your wall mounted fire blanket to clarify how on to use the blanket safety. This sign should not be used as a training substitute but a back up to training.
You should mount the fire blanket in a useful, prominent and accessible place, preferably on an escape route. Do not place over cookers or heaters or in the way of any fire risks.