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fire safety

IN THE EVENT OF FIRE

 USE CALL POINT


 SHUT THE DOORS
 DON’T RUN
 TRACK THE SIGNS OF EXIT
 GATHER AT ASSEMBLY POINT
SAFE EVACUATION

 Approach the nearest available Fire Exit


 Do not come back for Valuables and others
 Never use Lifts
 Never re enter building until unless you instructed by
authorities
MEANS OF ESCAPE

 all exit routes must remain free from obstruction


 There must be emergency escape lighting in the
corridor
Methane, ethane gas
Petrol, liquid
Wood solid Hot material
and other
sources
producing heat
Fuel heat

Oxygen

Air source
SOURCES OF FUEL

 FLAMMABLE LIQUIDS
 Butane
 FLAMMABLE GASES
 Hydrogen, Methane, ethane, Acetylene
 CARBONAECOUS MATERIALS
 Wood, Paper (tissues, books cardboard
(boxes), foam and plastics (packing materials
and office paperwork), contents of
upholstered furniture), textiles (clothing,
curtains).
SOURCES OF IGNITION

 NAKED FLAMES
 HOT SURFACES
 . Hotplates
 FAULTY ELECTRICAL EQUIPMENT
 MACHINERY
FLAMMABLE LIQUIDS

 These require to be properly stored in a fire rated


cabinet
 These should have appropriate signage on them
 Avoid excess storage of solvents
 Should be handled in well ventilated areas ( Fume
Cupboards)
 Waste should be disposed of regularly
 Fume Cupboards should not be used as storage areas
FLAMMABLE GASES

 Need to be secured
 Regulators and accessories suitable for the purpose
 Leak testing should be carried out
P.A.T TESTING

 All Electrical equipment should be subject to


P.A.T.Testing
 Extensions leads should be tested and ensure they are
not being overloaded
FIRE DOORS
 All Fire Doors must be kept closed
 when marked as Fire Door keep Shut
 Unless they are electronically designed to shut on a fire activation
FIRE DETECTION
AND
WARNING
 In some buildings there will be voice
activated warning
 In others either bells or sounders
 There is Smoke Detection in corridors
,stairwells, and some laboratories
 There is Heat Detection in plant rooms
and kitchen areas
 The alarm must be audible in all areas
Carbon Dioxide Electrical Fire Blanket

Wet Chemical Class F AFFF Foam Class A & B


Key Points for use of Fire
Extinguishers

 Know how they operate


 Always leave yourself an exit and ensure
it is clear

 Know the colour coding


 Never attempt to fight a fire Unless it is
Safe to do so
 Remember it can be dangerous to use the
wrong extinguisher
 Do Not Use if you have not be Trained