Environmentally friendly fire safety is becoming a major part of the fire protection plan of businesses throughout Australia and the world. People today are a lot more aware of their environmental footprint than they perhaps were in past decades. As business owners, it’s up to us to do what we can to reduce our environmental impact so that we’re more attractive to consumers.
With this in mind, I’ve put together a list of my top five tips for environmentally friendly fire safety in the office. They include:
- Use A Fire Suppression System With Non-toxic Gases
Many fire suppression systems use toxic or harmful gases that are very pollution. Although laws are changing and it’s becoming harder to use toxic fire suppression systems, you still need to choose carefully. Go for something that uses an inert gas – like argon – that won’t contribute to things like global warming or the destruction of the ozone layer.
- Don’t Store Toxic Chemicals Near Fire Risk Areas
As a business owner, one of the the worst things you can do is store dangerous, toxic or polluting chemicals near areas which have a high fire risk. If a fire does occur, these chemicals could be vaporised or otherwise make their way into the environment, causing significant damage to sensitive ecosystems. Make sure that you always follow appropriate fire safety measures and sustainable business practices when you’re working out where to store chemicals.Read More