Fire safety is one of the most important aspects of health and safety and is something that all businesses, no matter how small, must give consideration to, especially if their employees work from home. Electrical equipment can increase the fire hazard substantially. Even if work equipment has been Portable Appliance Tested the simple fact of adding several extra appliances that can be running 8 hours a day elevates the risk - especially if there aren't enough sockets and extension leads and multi-socket adapters have to be used. The Firechief BC Powder Aerosol Extinguisher is ideal for a home office environment.
Lithium-ion batteries found in laptops, tablets and mobile phones may also pose a specific and significant fire risk in today's home working environment. Insurance firm Zurich has reported claims for Lithium-ion battery fires tripled over three years, with most caused by defective batteries, incorrect chargers and items being left on charge for too long. The Firechief 500ml Lithium-ion Battery Fire Extinguisher is designed specially for use on Lithium-ion battery fires and can easily be stored in a drawer or cupboard.
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