The Importance of Safety Data Sheets

Safety Data Sheets (SDS) are an invaluable tool for fire safety employees and their customers.  These sheets provide a chemical breakdown of the contents used both inside fire safety equipment, and out in the field by fire safety specialists. They are provided by the manufacturers of each product, for example, one can find the chemical description of the powder inside an Amerex ABC extinguisher.  It is required that companies either using chemicals in their products or utilizing them when providing their services be able to supply SDS on request.  The itemized description not only satisfies the questions or concerns of business owners, but also provides essential information to medical staff when treating someone exposed to these substances.

In order to meet this requirement, and to more readily provide peace of mind to customers and the general public, a link to the Safety Data Sheets for all of the manufacturers we use can be found in the top right corner of our website.  Once selected, the SDS are divided by manufacturer, and at the bottom of each company’s section is a link to their own SDS pages.  These can be printed or shared as needed, and can be accessed immediately from any device connected to the internet.

We at Pye-Barker Fire & Safety are proud to protect property and life, and will always continue to put safety first.