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Fire Safety

Used widely across industrial, institutional and commercial properties, fire safety products are designed to keep all personnel and property safe in the event of a fire, as well as helping you to be compliant with regulations and to fulfill your legal obligations.

Here at Cromwell, we offer a wide range of fire safety products from national brands Moyne Roberts, Kidde, Eastern Extinguishers and many more.

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What are fire safety products?

Fire safety products are essential tools and equipment designed to prevent, detect, contain, and extinguish fires, minimising potential damage to property and risk to human life.

Why fire safety products?

Fire safety products are crucial components of any comprehensive fire safety plan, whether for residential, commercial, or industrial settings. You are responsible for fire safety in business or other non-domestic premises if you're an employer, the owner of a property, the landlord of a property, an occupier of a property or you are anyone else with control of the premises, for example a facilities manager, building manager, managing agent or risk assessor.

Fire safety product types

There are various types of fire safety products, each serving a specific purpose in the event of a fire emergency. To help you to find the best type for your needs, we've broken down each type to highlight the basic features of each.

Ash trays & bins   -   This is a strong and durable tape with a cloth or scrim backing and a rubber-based adhesive. It is commonly used for general repairs, sealing, and holding applications.

Fire extinguishers   -   Generally made from vinyl, electrical tape has excellent electrical insulation properties. Electrical tapes are used for insulating electrical wires and connections to prevent short circuits or electrical shocks.

Fire blankets   -   Masking tape has a paper-based backing with a relatively low adhesive strength. It is mainly used in painting applications to protect surfaces from paint splatters and to create clean paint lines.

Fire extinguisher stands   -   This tape has adhesive on both sides and is used for bonding two surfaces together. It is commonly used for mounting objects, such as attaching posters to walls or joining materials where visible fasteners are undesirable.

Fire marshall kits   -   Designed for sealing cartons and packages. They usually have a strong adhesive backing, such as acrylic or hot melt adhesive, and come in different widths and thicknesses.

Smoke alarms   -   Anti-corrosion tapes are specially designed tapes used to protect metal surfaces from corrosion and rust. They provide a barrier against moisture, chemicals, and other corrosive elements, thereby extending the lifespan of the metal. There are different types of anti-corrosion tapes available including Polyethylene (PE) Tapes, Polyvinyl Chloride (PVC) Tapes and Bituminous Tapes.

Fire prevention & protection equipment   -   Hook and loop tapes, commonly known as Velcro® tapes (a popular brand name), consist of two components: the hook side and the loop side. When pressed together, the hook and loop components create a secure fastening system. Hook and loop tapes are widely used in various applications that require repeated opening and closing, repositioning, or fastening flexibility.

Considerations when choosing an adhesive tape

By considering these factors, you can choose the most appropriate adhesive tape for your specific needs, ensuring optimal performance and durability.

• Type of property - The type of property (residential, commercial, or industrial) will determine the specific fire safety products needed.

• Potential fire hazards - Identify potential fire hazards within the property via a comprehensive risk assessment to determine the most appropriate fire safety products to address those risks.

• Size and layout of the property - The size and layout of the property will influence the placement and number of fire safety products required for adequate coverage.

• Compliance with regulations - Ensure that the selected fire safety products comply with relevant safety regulations and standards in your region.

• Maintenance requirements - Consider the maintenance requirements of the products to ensure they remain functional and effective in the long term.

• Manufacturer reliability and reputation - Choose products from reputable manufacturers with a track record of producing reliable and high-quality fire safety equipment.