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A fire blanket is a safety device designed to extinguish incipient (starting) fires. It consists of a sheet of a fire retardant material which is placed over a fire in order to smother it.
Small fire blankets, such as for use in kitchens and around the home are usually made of fibreglass and sometimes kevlar, and are folded into a quick-release contraption for ease of storage.
Larger fire blankets, for use in laboratory and industrial situations, are often made of wool (sometimes treated with a flame retardant fluid). These blankets are usually mounted in a vertical quick-release container so that they can be easily pulled out and wrapped around a person whose clothes are on fire.
If your building has a fully operational kitchen, and especially if they are listed on an occupancy permit, you will need to keep these maintained as per the standards.
One of our Members is a library with a basic kitchenette, no stove, just a toaster, kettle, fridge and microwave. INcrestingly, there is no fire blanket listed on the occupancy certificate.
Probably not necessary to ask suppliers for their fire blanket maintenance schedule
None that we have come across yet but we haven't done a laboratory yet.
- AS1851:2012 Section 11,
- AS1851:2005 Section 16
Fire Blankets need to be checked at least every 6 months
According to AS1851.1-1195 it was every 12 months