Thursday, May 17, 2012
A Fire are Manifold and Fire Risk
1) Replacing highly flammable materials with less flammable ones.
2) Replacing stocks of flammable materials, liquids and gases to a minimum.
3) Storing highly-flammable substances in fire resistant stores or dedicated areas where only appropriate staff can access them.
4) Separating flammable materials from sources of ignition eg by maintaining clear space between lighting and combustible materials.
5) Ensuring electrical, mechanical and gas equipment is installed, used, maintained and protected in accordance with manufacturer's instructions.
6) Replacing naked flame and radiant heaters with fixed convector heaters.
7) Ensuring that when equipment is not is use it is left i a safe condition.
8) dedicated smoking areas.
9) Implementing a "hot" work permit system to control fire risk from "hot" work activities such as welding.
Once a business owners has removed or reduced any fire hazards as far as possible. It must be decided what further measures are required to provide a reasonable level of fire safety. This means ensuring that adequate fire precautions are in place to warn people in the event of a fire and allow them to safely escape.