FIRE SAFETY TRAINING
- August 23, 2017
- Posted by: Numero Uno Training & Consultancy
- Category: Training & Developments
In day today busy life Fires affect thousands of companies each year resulting in injury, lost customer trust and building damage. By establishing a fire prevention you can help avoid injuries to your employees and visitors, costly damages, and potential fines to your business.
Threats to fire safety are referred to as fire hazards. A fire hazard may include a situation that increases the likelihood of a fire or may impede escape in the event a fire occurs.
Fire safety measures include those that are planned very carefully during the construction of a building or implemented in structures that are already standing and those that are taught to occupants of the building.
Some common fire hazards are:
- Kitchen fires from unattended cooking, such as frying, boiling, and simmering
- Electrical systems that are overloaded, resulting in hot wiring or connections, or failed components
- Combustible storage areas with insufficient protection
- Combustibles near equipment that generates heat, flame, or sparks
- Candles and other open flames
- Smoking (Cigarettes, cigars, pipes, lighters, etc.)
- Equipment that generates heat and utilizes combustible materials
- Flammable liquids and aerosols
- Flammable solvents (and rags soaked with solvent) placed in enclosed trash cans
- Fireplace chimneys not properly or regularly cleaned
Fire safety is the set of practices intended to reduce the destruction caused by fire. Fire safety measures include those that are intended to prevent ignition of an uncontrolled fire, and those that are used to limit the development and effects of a fire after it starts.
Fire safety plans are very useful tool for fire fighters to have because they allow them to know critical information of situation and about a building that they may have to go into. Using this, fire fighters can locate and avoid potential dangers such as hazardous material, storage areas, flammable chemicals etc.
The copy of approved fire safety plan shall be available for the responding fire department. This, however, is not always the case. Up until now, all fire plans were stored in paper form in the fire department. The problem with this is that sorting and storing these plans is a challenge, and it is difficult for people to update their fire plans.
As we are the experts in the firefighting world, our fire safety advice is second-to-none in the industry. Plan for every emergency. Regularly go through your fire safety plan with every member of your home and make sure everyone knows the escape routes. Practice this plan at least twice a year so that you and everyone know what to do. It is imperative that your family know their way out.