MY SAFETY MY RESPONSIBILITY: TOP CAUSE OF FIRES IN THE PHILIPPINES – FAULTY ELECTRICAL CONNECTIONS
In a radio interview, BFP spokesperson Supt. Annalee Carbajal-Atienza said a total of 2,103 fire incidents were recorded in January and February, an increase of 12.9 percent from only 1,863 incidents in the same period in 2021.
Electrical safety is not just about simple precautionary measures, understanding the cause and root is integral in stopping the continuous damage it produces. The major causes of Fire Incidents in the Philippines are:
Electrical Connections and Electrical Faults have been the top cause of fires in Metro Manila with an average of 53.85% of the total number of fires yearly. What are the general causes of Electrical fires?
- Use of substandard materials
- Wrong Installation Practices
- Malpractice in actual use
- Improper maintenance Practices
As your partner in electrical safety, Phelps Dodge ensures that you meet the fire performance requirements of any project such as:
Phelps Dodge remains as the leading local manufacturer of fire performance wires and cables in the Philippines, these fire performance innovations include:
Fire rated Low Smoke Halogen Free Cable
Continuously illuminate emergency exits and provide power to emergency and life support equipment to aid in the evacuation during fire for at least 3 hours.
Low Smoke Halogen Free Building Wires
ContinuouslyFire retardant property, produces less and colorless smoke which lessens the risk of smoke inhalation or suffocation during fire.
50mm2 – 500mm2 are equipped with superior flame retardant capabilities suitable for cable tray installations.Passed the vertical flame tray tests by Underwriters Laboratories