Fire safety refers to precautions that are taken to prevent or reduce the likelihood of a fire that may result in death, injury, or property damage, alert those in a structure to the presence of an uncontrolled fire in the event one occurs, better enable those threatened by a fire to survive, or to reduce the damage caused by a fire. Fire safety measures include those that are planned during the construction of a building or implemented in structures that are already standing, and those that are taught to occupants of the building.
Threats to fire safety are referred to as fire hazards. A fire hazard may include a situation that increases the likelihood a fire may start or may impede escape in the event a fire occurs.
Types of fire protection:
Passive fire protection · 2) Active fire protection
Types of Fire suppression:
1) Fire extinguisher · 2) Fire sand bucket ·3) Fire sprinkler ·4) Gaseous fire suppression
5) Fire blanket
Fire Detection Methods:
Heat detector ·2) Smoke detector
Methods of fire Notification:
Fire alarm system ·2) Control panel ·3) Pull station/call point · 4) Fire alarm call box · 5) Notification appliance ·6) Smoke detector
These should be conducted quarterly.
Do your employees know what to do in an emergency?
The law states that dialling 10111 is not enough.
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The fire alarm goes off because someone accidently left a multi-plug on. A fire started on the second floor of your building and your employees are in a panic.
Are you confident that your employees know exactly what to do in an emergency?
Have you practiced an emergency drill a few times?
Is the list of emergency numbers written on a notice board?
Unfortunately, your efforts may not be enough when it comes to OHSA compliance. Fire safety compliance is only one of the five areas that the OHSA requires you to comply with. The act says you are legally obliged to:
• Develop and implement emergency preparedness and response plans
• Maintain a safe working environment
• Provide a First Aid box and trained First Aiders
• Appoint a health and safety representative in writing
• Identify hazards and asses risks.