Do you need a fire extinguisher in your vehicle?

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WorkSafe estimates that over half of all vehicles are purchased initially for commercial use and 30% of all registered vehicles being currently driven for work purposes. Additionally, a third of all road travel road travel across the country is business related.

In light of this, managing the risks associated with driving is essential to ensuring a safe and sustainable travel. Combined with regular maintenance and roadworthiness the Bracketeer recommends that every business vehicle is fitted with an appropriate automotive fire extinguisher.

The reasons for this might seem obvious, but it’s interesting to note that RACV reports that “Victoria’s fire services have attended an average of two accidental vehicle fires a day” with callouts involving passenger cars and commercial vehicles.

Carrying a properly secured and easily accessible fire extinguisher in your vehicle can help minimise the risk of a catastrophic vehicle fire taking hold. In Australia, you are legally required to provide your employees with a safe working environment as well as adequate means of protection against hazards.

WorkSafe Australia also recommends that all work vehicles have first aid kits, fire extinguishers and emergency contact numbers.

The Bracketeer is the number-one selling car fire extinguisher bracket in the world with over 20,000 units sold and is a small investment for the added safety and security it delivers.

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Sean Carroll

Since joining ManSpace magazine and thanks to the 'In the Drink' section, I've progressed from a strictly Carlton Draught/ VB drinker to a Carlton Draught/ VB drinker that occasionally tries some super weird fruity things. I think we can call that progress.

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