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Top products for building and site safety compliance

The construction industry still remains the most high-risk industry for injuries, according to HSE. But accidents can also happen in a building, so no matter what environment a company is in, it’s vital that they have all the correct equipment on site in order to protect workers to the highest standards.  

Bull Products, a manufacturer of life-saving fire protection equipment, shares the top products to have to ensure building and site safety compliance. 

1. Fire extinguishers

Having the correct fire extinguishers on site can be the difference between a fire spreading rapidly or reducing the spread of a fire quickly. 

One of the most important factors is to ensure the right fire extinguishers are available, which will ensure damage can be minimalised and injuries can be prevented. 

Remember, extinguishers should be appropriate to the nature of the potential fire:

  • Wood, paper and cloth – water extinguisher
  • Flammable liquids – dry powder or foam extinguisher
  • Electrical – carbon dioxide (C02) extinguisher

2. Fire alarms 

Installing a fire alarm can mean the difference between life and death, therefore it’s important they are installed ahead of work commencing. 

The type of fire alarm that each business needs is determined by the size and structure of the property, the property use, and the nature of the work being carried out, amongst other factors. 

Temporary wireless alarm systems are ideal for use on construction sites as they can be moved around the site to where they are needed the most, and provide a reliable and durable solution. 

3. Fall arrest bags

Did you know slips, trips, and falls have a combined estimated number of 1.5 million working days lost? 

Over the last 10 years, our fall arrest systems have been developed to offer maximum safety and reduce the risk of injury, whilst providing a cost-effective and long-lasting solution. 

4. Spill kits 

The dangers of spills on construction sites can have drastic consequences to people and the environment. Having the right spill kits can help mitigate the impact – all whilst keeping businesses HSE and legislation compliant, and protecting their reputation. 

5. Smoke and heat detectors 

Intended to protect people and safeguard properties, smoke detectors work by generating an alarm before the spread of a fire, whilst heat detectors are intended to minimise property damage by reacting to the change in temperature caused by a fire. It’s critical that businesses have detectors in order to protect workers and a site in an emergency.  

6. First Aid equipment 

In the event of an emergency, it’s important to have all the correct first aid equipment on site in order to treat the casualty and minimise the spread of injury. 

From first aid kits to signage and cabinets, it’s vital to ensure a site is protected to the highest standards. 

7. Fire protection trolleys and stands 

Suitable for use on construction sites, large factories and workshops, having trolleys and stands on site will ensure businesses are always prepared in an emergency. Trolleys and stands can be moved around the site, and can store a variety of equipment to ensure all everything they need is in one safe place.   

8. Signage  

The Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005 states that ‘all workplaces must have adequate safety signs to point people towards fire-fighting equipment, emergency routes and emergency exits’.

Having the correct signage will make workers aware of fire hazards and risks so that they can respond swiftly in an emergency. 

For more information, please visit www.bullproducts.co.uk