Industrial Equipment and Supplies: The Right Choices for Your Industry

Whether you own a restaurant, a drilling rig, a contracting company or any other types of company, you may have to buy or hire industrial equipment and supplies. However, the best equipment and supplies vary based on your industry. Hi, my name is Joe, and as a jack of all trades, I have worked in countless industries. As I am the type of person to notice everything, I have picked up a lot over the years. In this blog, I am going to share that wealth of knowledge with you. Here, I am going to discuss how to pick the best industrial equipment for your industry and help you make tough decisions about repairs, buying-versus-hiring and much more. I hope you enjoy my blog, and I'm glad you found it.

Simple Tips for Increasing Fire Safety in the Office


Office fires are rare but they do happen, so it's good for office managers and company owners to think about fire safety and prevention. Very often a few simple tips can help to prevent most fires that happen in the office and can also protect employees in case one does occur. Note a few of these tips and consider implementing them in your office right away.

1. Limit Space Heaters and Mug Warmers, and All Other Warming Devices

Mug warmers are very popular in offices as they are a small and convenient way of keeping your coffee warm, and space heaters can keep a drafty office comfortable. However, these small devices can also be very dangerous. A mug warmer can come into contact with papers and easily cause them to catch on fire, and a space heater can do the same if placed near a rubbish bin. Drapes and other fabrics are also fire hazards when near a warming device, as is the dust that can build up inside the blower of a space heater.

To prevent fires from occurring, either eliminate these items from your office or strictly regulate their use. Make your staff aware of how dangerous a mug warmer is when near papers; you might even insist they keep it on a window ledge if there are no blinds or drapes on the window, or that it be put on a console behind their desk. Don't allow space heaters under desks near a rubbish bin and have them taken apart and cleaned regularly.

2. Add Fire Extinguishers All Around the Office

Most offices have a fire extinguisher in the kitchen but this won't help if a fire starts in a trash in a far office. Add small extinguishers throughout the office; invest in ones that can fit in a desk drawer if you don't want large, unsightly extinguishers in your space. Be sure they're readily accessible and your staff knows how to use them if a fire should break out.

3. Have Your Staff Take Fire Safety Courses

An annual fire safety course can be followed online, or you can have a fire servicing company come into your office and conduct such a course. It may include fire prevention tips, tips on how to exit a building safely, and even fire drills. A course may also include basic first aid and an inspection of your building for fire hazards. This can greatly increase the safety of your staff in case of fire and help to prevent them from occurring as well. For more information, contact Total Fire Solutions (Aust) Pty. Ltd.


17 April 2015