Minimal industrial protection measures

Actualizado a fecha: 2 December, 2018

The fire in a chemical industry in Paterna caused a strong alarm in the city. Remember that there were 5,000 workers evacuated from 200 companies in the area, confinement of neighbors, closure of schools, etc.

In a public statement, the chemical industry ensures that the Emergency Plan has been implemented and that their facilities have strict security and protection measures.

The industrial area of Fuente del Jarro has its own fire station and doubled the number of water points to fight fires four years ago. At the moment, the investigation is under investigation to verify that all emergency protocols were followed and if the company had mandatory safety measures installed in all the industries. After this we wonder, which are the minimal industrial protection measures? 


TECNIFUEGO-AESPI alerted the need to install and maintain the fire protection equipment in industries according to the current legislation.

The specificity of fire safety installations, which remain “resting” for most of their life, without being activated, requires a correct choice of installation and maintenance company, because when a fire occurs, these equipments must operate well. How do you ensure that this device works? Performing maintenance, as indicated in the legislation. The importance of timely maintenance by accredited companies is the ultimate guarantee that an industry is well protected.

It is very important (and obligatory) that industries comply with the Fire Safety Regulations in Industrial Establishments, which establishes the minimum requirements that industries and warehouses must satisfy for their safety in case of fire. In addition, the Standard UNE 192005 Procedure for the regulatory inspection. Fire safety in industrial establishments helps the inspection work, as it details the methodology to be followed by the inspection for industrial safety and establishes the process of action in case of deficiencies in the installation or maintenance of measures of which must operate effectively at 100%.