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Common Causes of Warehouse Fires You Need to Look Out For

sprinklers in warehouses large fire

When a fire breaks out in your workplace, there are usually protocols in place that your employees can follow in order to evacuate safely. But what about extinguishing the blaze? No matter where you work, whether it be in an office or an industrial warehouse, reliable sprinkler systems can detect the heat produced by the fire and extinguish it at the source, providing an efficient fire safety system. Reliable automatic sprinklers in warehouses are essential; they’re not usually concealed and are highly visible for peace of mind, especially in warehouses where the threat of a fire is much higher…

On average, there are around 621 warehouse fires in the UK each year. If they are larger than 20,000m², fire sprinkler installation should take place in order to keep everyone in the building as safe as possible. Having a fire sprinkler system is recommended for warehouses of all sizes, as there are many different causes of fires that can devastate businesses and warehouses in England…



Unfortunately, one of the biggest causes of fires in warehouses is deliberate actions. One third of all property-related fires is arson, causing significant damage to properties and even posing a severe threat to life. Whether these types of fires are caused by petty crimes or insurance fraud, automatic fire sprinkler systems can save lives and reduce damage to your property, helping reduce the cost to your business. 

Sprinklers in warehouses are a common sight due to the many dangers posed in them, especially in industrial warehouses. Fire protection in all businesses is essential, and by installing fire sprinkler systems, you can show your dedication to the safety of your employees.


Heating Equipment

When the winter months roll in, it’s time to start heating up the warehouse with appliances such as portable and underfloor heating systems. Although this is an essential part of keeping your employees happy and warm, it can pose a serious fire risk if not maintained and executed properly. Around 8% of warehouse fires are caused by inadequate heating equipment, so it’s best to ensure they are up to standard, and try to have larger appliances checked annually by a professional.


Electricity and Lighting Issues

After arson, problems with electricity and lighting within a warehouse pose the biggest threat. They may not cause as much damage, but they provide significant problems for those in charge of fire safety. Therefore, in order to avoid accidental fires, regular checks should be performed in all areas where there are exposed wires or there is a large supply of energy that could overwhelm any power sockets.

When a fire breaks out, there should be protocols in place that your staff can follow in order to ensure that they are evacuated efficiently. To aid their safety, installing sprinklers in warehouses can target the fire at the source, with exposed fire sprinkler heads to give staff and visitors peace of mind should a fire break out.


Industrial Accidents

In workplaces where you’re constantly exposed to dangers, such as those involving flammable liquids and combustible material, you need to make sure that all safety precautions have been taken. Installing fire sprinklers, extinguishers, smoke alarms and accessible fire doors is an essential component in these workspaces, helping staff feel much safer. All employees should believe that they work in a safe, healthy environment. Reliable sprinkler systems that are routinely checked and monitored are the best choice for keeping not only your staff safe, but your warehouse too.

Here at RAD Fire Sprinklers, we can analyse your property and design a fire sprinkler system with an adequate water supply suited to your dimensions and needs. To find out more, or to receive a quote, please give us a call on 01892 680 090. Alternatively, you can fill out our online form.

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