According to NFPA in 2014, there were 1,298,000 fires reported in the United States. These fires caused 3,275 civilian deaths, 15,775 civilian injuries, and $11.6 billion in property damage.
Fires at drilling rigs are even more difficult to extinguish than regular fires due to the enormous fuel supply for the fire.
Correct maintenance and servicing of your fire extinguishers not only gives great peace of mind, but is also a legal requirement. Fire extinguishers should be serviced once a year to conform with fire safety regulations.
Fire Extinguishers Safety Survey is conducted in rig site to identify fire safety issues and improve the safety of personnel.