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EVERY 15.7 minutes a person dies because of a fire in the world Fire safety emergency management Four pillars 1.

Fire safety risk assessment 2. Fire safety planning  Mitigation & preparedness 3. Fire safety response 4. Fire safety evacuation Hierarchy of norms & resources International laws Constitution Local laws & regulations Standards

General principles, industry norms & former fire incidents should be considered during the risk assessments Fire safety within SA 8000 systems   Provides for planning & ongoing review to minimise risk Consists three parts 1. Management review & oversight 2. Internal audit programmes to detect deficient areas 3. Corrective action programme to remediate problem areas before they result in harm

The company shall establish systems to detect, avoid or responsibility Risk is the potential that a chosen action or activity will lead to loss Purpose of risk assessment  Conducted by factory to define critical areas o In some countries (ie turkey) risk assessment if required by law o Identifies fire risk among others  Leads to development of safety plan for factory which mitigates the critical areas identified  Provides insights to auditor for their conduct of the audit

fire alarms. Worker awareness & engagement a. smoke alrms 5 major categories of risk 1. staircase width  Documetns-evacuation plan etc 4. Internal compliance team or a health& safety committee to address riska such as fire e. assembly area. Fire suppression equipment . Worker interviews d. a. Are local auditors trained to performa internal audit on fire safety c. Evacuation  Are the fire doors & aisles blocked with product or waste  Is th e proper signage in the factory to clearly indicate exists  Is thera fire alrm system if yes is it tested and the workers are aware of the alarm sound  Designated assembly area and therea re any labels directing workers to these points  Phiscial inspection-fire station. Management systems Ex. Doe sthe factory conduct internl audit of itrs systema tleast annually b.   Risk assessment for audit planning Stakeholder engagement and research to identify sector risks and chronic problems Develop audit plan based on risk assessment Review checklist and prioritize key areas o Provides a planned flow and defines audit paths o Provides to document for recording objective evidence Auditor knowledge No of exits & fire extinguishers Specifications of wiring code ie wire guage & insulation Chemical storage ie proper storage of acids. chemicals etc Space requirements ie work station foot print. Documents-logs of fire drills & trainings e. fire doors. aisle width etc Fire suppression requirements –smoke detectors. Physical inspection-posting of fire safety committees 3. 2. Corrective action programmes whre insatisfactory conditions are identified d. Are workers trained on issues related fire risk & evacuation b. Are people able to explain the fire evacuation plan and their assigned role in a fire if it occurs c.

Are sprinler systems or water hoses rpivded and connected to water supply d. Fire extinguishers 5. Are they connected to back up energy c. Flammables 6. .a. Are smoke detectors provided and if so are they contected to reliable power supply b.