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Fire Prevention Plan

Fire Prevention Plan. Fire hazards. Hazardous materials Fuels. 1a. Fire hazards. Properties of chemical fire hazards Flammability Reactivity Explosivity. 1b. Fire hazards. Notify supervisors/emergency response personnel

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Fire Prevention Plan

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  1. Fire Prevention Plan

  2. Fire hazards • Hazardous materials • Fuels 1a

  3. Fire hazards • Properties of chemical fire hazards • Flammability • Reactivity • Explosivity 1b

  4. Fire hazards • Notify supervisors/emergency response personnel • Some employees may need training in handling/storing flammable liquids 1c

  5. Fire hazards • Improper handling of flammables brings a great risk of fire • When a flammable liquid is spilled, hazardous vapors begin to form 1d

  6. Fire hazards • Transfer flammable liquids to approved containers only 1e

  7. Ignition sources • Welding • Hot surfaces • Mechanical sparks • Electrical wiring 2a

  8. Ignition sources • Prevent fires from occurring • Proper maintenance • Remove combustibles • Control fires that do occur • Detect fuel leaks 2b

  9. Housekeeping • Neatness prevents fires • Keep work area free of debris • Oil • Grease • Solvents • Similar materials 3a

  10. Fire protection equipment • Know what equipment is available • Know how it operates • Sprinkler systems 4a

  11. Fire protection equipment • Fire doors • Alarm systems • Inspection/maintenance of equipment 4b

  12. Training - Classes of fires • Class A - ordinary combustibles • Class B - flammable liquids, gases, greases • Class C - electrical • Class D - combustible metals 5a

  13. Training - Fire extinguishers • Remain calm - assess the situation • Report the fire and use the right type of extinguisher • Use dry chemical extinguishers on A, B, C type fires 5b

  14. Training - Fire extinguishers • Use PASS method • Pull pin • Aim at base of fire • Squeeze handle • Sweep at base of fire 5c

  15. Training - Fire extinguishers • Don’t aim high at flames • Fire extinguishers have limited operation time - 8 to 10 seconds • Time is of the essence 5d

  16. Emergency alarms • Pull-box alarms • Public address systems • Telephone • Radio 6a

  17. Emergency alarms • Post emergency numbers • Emergency announcements have priority 6b

  18. Evacuation procedures • Proceed to nearest safe exit • Be aware of smoke, noxious fumes • Most victims suffocate 7a

  19. Evacuation procedures • Close all doors within reach • Crawl on hands, knees • Don’t use elevators 7b

  20. Evacuation procedures • Get away from flames, smoke • Use blankets, tarps as shield 7c

  21. Fire emergency plans • Know what to do in an emergency • Review fire prevention plans • Think first of your safety and safety of others • Sound alarm 8a

  22. Fire emergency plans • Alert fire department • Try to put out fire only if it is small and tame • When necessary, leave the fire fighting to professionals 8b

  23. Summary of main points • Workplace fire hazards • Potential sources of ignition • Housekeeping measures to prevent fires • Fire protection equipment 9a

  24. Summary of main points • Evacuation procedures • Know how to handle and store chemicals • Know what to do in an emergency 9b

  25. Summary of main points • Call professional help if fire is out of control • Know the chemicals that you work with • Become familiar with emergency action plan 9c

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