The growth in the use of machinery for all kinds of processes has brought great benefits in terms of productivity, cost savings and efficiency. However, it also brings with it safety risks including those of a machine catching fire, or – in more extreme cases – an explosion. Fitting fire suppression systems is a responsible approach taken by employers who want to ensure the safe operation of factory or agricultural machinery and to reduce fire risks as much as possible.

Once you've made the decision to invest in fire suppression services, the next question is which company to choose as your provider. But how do you choose which company is most likely to be able to fulfil your requirements, now and in the future? As well as considering the technical merits of the different technologies available, you also need to take a good look at the qualities of the companies themselves. Here we suggest seven key things to look for in a fire suppression company:

If vehicles are essential to your business, or if you work in a hazardous environment it is likely that you may be considering installing vehicle fire suppression systems to protect your business from the impact of fire damage.

Six Top Tips for Choosing a Kitchen Fire Suppression System

More than half of all home fires are caused by cooking equipment, according to Fire Statistics of Great Britain. With such alarming figures, many landlords and homeowners are deciding to play it safe and want to consider investing in a kitchen fire suppression system, in addition to the standard smoke alarms. 

Many thousands of vehicles catch fire in the UK every year – putting lives at risk and also causing untold disruption to businesses such as bus companies, agricultural organisations, taxis, vehicle hire, the removals industry and haulage firms. Yet installing vehicle fire suppression can help to prevent such fires, safeguarding your staff and giving you complete peace of mind.

Here, Firetrace examines the reasons why this type of system is an essential for any business that relies on the use of vehicles.