According to recent statistics released by HSE, 144 workers were killed in 2017/2018
from a fatal injury – an increase of nine fatalities from 2016/2017.
With the construction industry ranked as having the greatest number of fatalities,
Bull Products, a manufacturer of life-saving fire protection equipment, shares the
top products to have on-site in order to minimise injury and risk.
1. Fire extinguishers
As a general rule, in a low-risk workplace, an employee should be within 30
metres of a fire extinguisher. Your site should include fire extinguishers based
on fire size, floor area and relevant to the nature of the potential fire.
2. First aid equipment
In the event of an emergency, it is important to have all the correct first aid
equipment on site in order to protect workers, should there be an injury.
From first aid kits to defibrillators, your site should be equipped with the
relevant first aid products in the case of an emergency.
3. Fire alarms
No matter how small or large your site is, it is important to have the
appropriate fire alarms in place to protect workers. Depending on the nature
of the work being carried out and the risks on site, there are different types
of fire alarms that may be suitable.
4. Spill kits
The dangers of spills on building sites can have drastic consequences to
people and the environment. Ensure you manage the specific risks associated
with oil, chemical, and general maintenance spills by having the right spill kits
Appropriate signage ensures workers are aware of fire hazards and other
safety risks and can act swiftly in an emergency. The Regulatory Reform (Fire
Safety) Order 2005 states that ‘all workplaces must have adequate safety
signs to point people towards fire-fighting equipment, emergency routes and
From fire safety awareness training to emergency first aid at work, it is
important that regular training is provided for workers to ensure they are
prepared in an emergency and that they are up to speed on any health and
safety regulation changes.
For more information, please visit: www.bullproducts.co.uk