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Fire Safety Awareness

Fire Safety Awareness

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A 1/2-day Instructor-led workshop for office-based staff to gain a better understand of fire safety and employees responsibilities.
A 1/2-day Instructor-led workshop for office-based staff to gain a better understand of fire safety and employees responsibilities.

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Fire Safety Awareness
Please note - this presentation has been adapted from an instructor-led training session – it is not designed specifically for self-learn

© RD Jones 2009

Fire Safety Awareness

Course Outline
 Understanding Fire  Causes of Fire  Responsibilities – Fire Safety is everyone’s responsibility  Risk Assessment – Generic & Dynamic

 Human Behaviour
 Fire Detection & Fire-Fighting  Fire Drills, Evacuation & Fire Wardens

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Course Aims For delegates to:
 Develop awareness of the causes of fire

 Adopt the ‘Safe Person Concept’  Know what to do in the event of a fire

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Objectives

To be able to:
 Identify Fire Hazards & Risk

 Apply a simple method of Fire Risk Assessment  Follow correct procedure in the event of fire

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WIIFM?
A basic understanding of the common causes of fire, and the correct actions to take should a fire occur, will help you minimise or eliminate fire-risk not only in the workplace, but in the home, in hotels, restaurants, shops, at BBQ’s, in fact, EVERYWHERE!

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Fire Safety Awareness
1. Causes of Fire

© RD Jones 2009

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What is a Fire? Banstead, Surrey December 2008

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Fire Science – The Triangle of Fire

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Fuels

FUELS Combustible Solids Flammable Liquids Flammable Gases

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Fire Spread

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CONVECTION RADIATION CONDUCTION
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Convection

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Radiation

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Conduction

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Dangers of Fires

Toxic Fumes & Gases Thick Black Smoke Tremendous Heat Structural Damage Pollution

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The 3 Main Causes of Fire

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Attributable Causes
Electrical Appliances Cooking

Smoking

Hot Work

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Common Causes

GROUP EXERCISE
List some other common causes of fires in the workplace & home.

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Chip Pan Fires

Human Behaviour
The Common Denominator

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2. Risk Assessment

© RD Jones 2009

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Legislation UK & EU
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Fire Precautions Act 1971 HSAW Act 1974 MHSWR 1992 Fire Precautions Workplace Regs 1997/99 Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005

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Fire Risk Assessment

The 5 Steps
1. 2. 3. 4. 5. Fire Hazard Identification People at Risk Evaluate, Remove & Reduce Risks Record, Plan, Train Review

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Fire Risk Assessment
Review Monitor, Revise
Record Plan,Train, Instruct Evaluate Risk Remove, Reduce People at Risk Location Fire Hazard Fuels, Ignition,Work

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Dynamic Risk Assessment


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Hazard Identification Risk Assessment – who is at risk Risk Control – control measures Risk Elimination Decision – Benefits Action / No Action

The application of the risk management process during the activities we undertake will lead to the Safe Person Concept.

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Dynamic Risk Assessment

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Fire Risk Assessment

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Risk Assessment

GROUP EXERCISE
Risk Assessment of one area of the workplace or home – 15 minutes. Group 1 – Workplace Group 2 – Home

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3. Fire Detection

© RD Jones 2009

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Smoke & Heat Detectors

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Smoke & Heat Detectors
 Do not fit in areas of heat & humidity  Kitchens  Bathrooms  Workshops  Do not install within ½ metre of walls  Do not stack boxes / objects to within ½ metre

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4. Fire Warning

© RD Jones 2009

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Fire Alarm Call Point

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5. Fire Evacuation

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Evacuation Procedures

 leave the building immediately  use the nearest exit  walk quickly but do not run  close doors behind you  do not delay your exit to collect your belongings  go to the fire assembly point and report to Fire Wardens  do not return until told to do so

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Means of Escape

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Fire Wardens

 Safely evacuate floor or area on fire alarm sounding  Ensure ALL staff leave the building immediately  Go to the fire assembly point and take roll call  Ensure nobody re-enters the building until told to do so  Liaise with Health & Safety representative on FRA policy

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6. Fire Fighting

© RD Jones 2009

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Always Remember…

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Fire Fighting ONLY attack the fire if safe to do so! REMEMBER Dynamic Risk Assessment

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Fire Extinction

REMOVAL
HEAT FUEL O X Y G EN

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Fire Extinguishers

WATER Solids

DRY POWDER ALL Fires

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Fire Extinguishers

FOAM Solids & Liquids

CO2 Electrical

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Fire Extinguishers

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Positioning

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Attacking the Fire Use the correct extinguisher Use only ONE extinguisher Keep a clear exit route Close doors behind you

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7. The Reality

© RD Jones 2009

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Risk Assessment – Re-visit

GROUP EXERCISE
Risk Assessment of one area of the workplace or home – 15 minutes. Group 1 – Workplace Group 2 – Home

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Summary – Q&A
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Summary Your Questions?

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Always Remember…

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More presentations to come at www.hollandjones.com
Email: info@hollandjones.com All images used in this presentation are freely available on the web (Microsoft Clipart or other image provider) and do not infringe copyright. Credits are given where applicable.

© RD Jones 2009

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