Constructions season has just begun, and it’s the perfect time to talk about the importance of safety on the worksite. This is especially true for fire safety. Fire Retardant Plastic Sheeting is an essential part of the safety measures we will be discussing.
The Most Common Safety Risks that Lead to Fires
It’s imperative that construction staff is aware of the most common cause of construction fires, how to prevent them, and how to recognize signs of danger.
Exposed of Frayed Wires
The rubber material used to insulate your wires will naturally deteriorate, becoming frayed and damaged over time. Make sure to check your wires often and replace them when needed.
Overloaded Electrical Circuits and Faulty Electrical Work
One of the main causes of fires on the job site is overloaded electrical circuits. Remember that power strips only increase the number of outlets available—they do not increase the capacity of power that the outlet can receive. If you notice warning signs of an overloaded power circuit like overheating, sizzling, buzzing, or flickering, unplug the power immediately!
Hot Work – Welding, Cutting, and Heating
Construction and demolition activities that use sparks, flame, or heat poses an obvious fire hazard. The use of portable gas and combustible equipment requires proper safety precautions and an appropriate cool down period.
Overheating of Unsupervised Machinery
Overheated machinery can include anything from laptops to industrial machinery. Don’t ever leave electronic machinery unattended for long periods of time.
Exposed Flammable Liquids or Gasses
Flammable liquids are present on almost every construction site. At normal room temperatures, flammable liquids can give off enough vapor to form burnable mixtures with the air. Consequently, they can be a very serious fire hazard. Flammable liquid fires burn extremely fast and give off a large amount of heat that often results in clouds of thick, black, toxic smoke. Contractors must be aware of these hazards and how to work safely with them.
Reduce Risk and Fulfill Safety Compliance with Fire Retardant Plastic Sheeting
It’s important to use the proper plastic sheeting for your construction site to comply with safety regulations and reduce collateral damage in the event that a fire breaks out. Here’s a list of the fire retardant sheeting for construction sites that have been trusted by Americover’s clients for decades.
Antistatic Fire Retardant Plastic Sheeting
Our Antistatic Fire Retardant Plastic Sheeting is a 6 mil polyethylene film designed to prevent the buildup of static electricity. Since ASFR6 was originally designed to meet the regulations of the telecommunications industry, it conforms to NFPA 701 and U L214 and is clearly marked as such with ”Anti-Stat / Fire Retardant Passes NFPA 701-15 Test 1 & 2″ printed in red. ASFR6 is the ideal plastic sheeting to use in hospitals, healthcare environments, data centers, or anywhere you want to protect electrical equipment or create an antistatic dust barrier.
Dura Skrim® Fire Retardant Reinforced Plastic Sheeting
Dura Skrim® Fire Retardant Reinforced Plastic Sheeting is a puncture-resistant construction film reinforced with a layer of polyester scrim to prevent tearing. It is printed with the Dura Skrim® logo and the words “Fire Retardant” to meet building codes where fire retardant materials are required. Dura Skrim® Fire Retardant Reinforced Plastic Sheeting is a certified vapor retarder and spec’d into many construction projects.
Black Fire Retardant Plastic Sheeting
Our 4 mil and 8 mil Black Fire Retardant Plastic Sheeting has been specified for a variety of industrial applications to protect sensitive equipment or for use in temporary enclosures. This lightweight construction plastic sheeting meets fire safety regulations for NFPA 701 test 1, ASTM E-84 and California Title 19.
Hard Surface Cover FR
Hard Surface Cover FR is a 14 mil fire retardant embossed polyolefin film with anti-slip that’s been certified for NFPA 701 Test 1, GSA standard 191 methods 5903 fire test, and other government standards. It’s ideal for construction sites that require durable protection on floors, decks, courts, corridors, and more.
Fire Retardant Tapes
We have a great selection of specialty fire retardant tapes that adhere to a variety o substrates including steel and plastic. These tapes work exceptionally well in environments that require flame retardant materials.
Trusted by Growers, Builders, and Distributors
Americover is the smart source for fire retardant construction plastic and polyethylene sheeting. Trusted by contractors and distributors across construction and agriculture industries, our American-made products combine reliability with quality and innovation.
As an Americover customer, you will receive the personalized support of a dedicated account manager to simplify the ordering process and ensure the best solution for every one of your projects. Our friendly, knowledgeable staff is here to answer your questions and fulfill orders Monday-Friday from 6 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. Pacific Standard Time. If you would like to speak with a representative, call us at 760-388-6294 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.