We don’t want to scare you, but…this NFPA report reinforces the importance of hot work safety.
CASE IN POINT: The largest fire of 2014 (a loss of more that $100 Million) was started by a welder’s torch, resulting in the partial collapse of a warehouse floor. And, 3 of the 16 largest fires (over $20M) were ignited by heat from welding and cutting operations. FM Approved hot work safety fabrics can’t prevent all fires, but they play an important part in fire prevention, as per NFPA 51B. Click here for our comprehensive list of FM Approved hot work fabrics rated for nearly all hot work applications.