Fire extinguisher trolleys can be of huge benefit in constantly changing environments such as construction sites and at outdoor events. In these evolving situations, the approach to fire safety must be fluid as equipment may need moving about or changing which is why portable fire extinguisher stand are the ideal solution.
According to the HSE guidance on fire safety in construction, most construction site fires in the UK are likely to be “high-consequence events”. This means that many people could be at risk from fire and/or smoke in the event of a fire spreading rapidly, demonstrating the importance of responsive fire safety measures in construction settings.
A fire extinguisher trolley is a wheeled metal stand designed to store and easily transport fire extinguishers and other vital fire safety equipment, such as fire buckets. A fire extinguisher trolley should be robust enough to withstand harsh environments, and easily manoeuvrable to ensure anyone using it can move essential firefighting equipment to where it needs to be, as quickly as possible.
Fire extinguisher trolleys are integral to mobile fire safety, which involves ensuring fire safety equipment is readily available and easily transportable in settings that require it. This is especially important for construction sites but also applies to outdoor events, exhibitions and markets, and petrol station forecourts, for example. Essentially, mobile fire safety is vital in any environment that changes layout regularly, or in areas where fixed fire safety equipment, such as wall-mounted fire extinguishers, is not practical.
Other plus points of using a portable fire extinguisher trolley extend far beyond improving the accessibility of firefighting equipment. Additional key benefits include:
At Hartson Fire, we have a huge range of the leading brand of Commander of fire extinguisher trolleys and stands ideal for any of the scenarios we have listed here. See the full range here.