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Hi All,

I have responsibility for a large number of buildings that have what I would call a kitchenette. They have tea and coffee making facilities with a microwave and a toaster. There is no open flame cooking such as a hob and neither are there any deep fat fryers etc. I have been asked if they need fire blankets as they are kitchens. My instinct is that we take a risk based approach to this and when you consider the type of fires you are likely to encounter and the types of fires a blanket is designed to combat it isn't necessary. I can't find anything specific for fire blankets so am reaching out to you folks for advice.

Thanks in advance,


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If you are selling them or don't know any better, then a sink and a kettle is a 'kitchen' and needs a fire blanket even when no risk exists where it would be practical, As long as there is suitable provision of extinguishers safe on electrical equipment nearby you would be fine.

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What I'm saying is that you don't - there is no risk for which they suit. The only reason you see them where there are no frying appliances or hobs (in some situations just a sink & kettle) is the sales tactics of some service companies or end users not knowing any better.

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