Hand Sanitiser - Property Protection Considerations

During the COVID-19 pandemic, there has been an increased demand for hand sanitisers throughout the world. Hand sanitisers are an ignitable liquid, and their bulk storage introduces the potential for high challenge fires that can spread quickly and compromise a building's fire protection system.  When storing this product, building owners and occupants should give careful consideration to this elevated fire risk and conduct comprehensive risk assessments that address local regulations, property protection and business interruption impacts.  Some key considerations include:

  • Fire protection systems
  • Separation and fire partitioning
  • Containment and drainage
  • Ignition and human element controls

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