FIRE SAFETY IN HOSPITAL : FIRE SAFETY IN HOSPITAL By
09mbmh09 INTRODUCTION : INTRODUCTION 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 a fire in the event one occurs, better enable those threatened by a fire to survive, or to reduce the damage caused by a fire accident.
FIRE SAFETY MEASURES ANDHRA PRADESH FIRE SERVICE ACT,1999 : ANDHRA PRADESH FIRE SERVICE ACT,1999 Issue of NOC
Owner or occupier liability to provide fire prevention and fire safety measures
Right of inspection Notice regarding fire prevention and safety measures
Notice regarding fire prevention and safety measures.
Levy of fire tax FIRE SAFETY IMPLEMENTATIONS AND EQUIPMENTS : FIRE SAFETY IMPLEMENTATIONS AND EQUIPMENTS Emergency Access & Egress
Automatic Fire Sprinklers
Malicious & False Alarms Slide 5: Emergency Access & Egress Fire door Fire sprinlker Pull stations Smoke detector FIRE AND SAFETY MANAGEMENT IN HOSPITALS : FIRE AND SAFETY MANAGEMENT IN HOSPITALS Architect & layout planner
Electrical and engineering planner
Fire Safety Rules in the Workplace
Install and Maintain Proper Smoke Alarms
Awareness about the Building Evacuation Plan Contd.. : Contd.. Compulsory Fire extinguisher in Every floor & Lobbies
Have Regular Fire Drills.
Get your belongings of hospital Insured.
Automatic call system to higher authority for responsiveness.
Tag all sockets
Equipments in working order
Indication of proper sign boards in hospitals Slide 10: CEO SPECIALIST
FIRE SAFETY ADVISER HOSPITAL MANAGERS, MATRONS & LINE MANAGERS ALL
HOSPITAL STAFF MEDICAL DIRECTORS OF DIFF . DEPTS. FIRE SAFETY MANAGEMENT RESPONSIBILITIES R.A.C.E. PROTOCOL : R.A.C.E. PROTOCOL Rescue – Remove patients from immediate danger area
Alarm – Call emergency number or pull alarm box
Contain – Close all the doors
Extinguish/Evacuate – Touch the door – if hot DO NOT OPEN. If small – use the ABC Fire extinguisher.
If evacuation is necessary, you will be given directions FIRE PREVENTION MEASURES : FIRE PREVENTION MEASURES Do’s
All electrical equipment should be in conformity with relevant Indian Standards.
Air Conditioning should be linked with Fire Detection System.
Transformers, air-conditioning and boilers should be in separate fire resisting room.
All Vertical shafts/ducts for drainage pipes, plumbing, wiring and cabling etc, should be sealed at each floor.
Fire detection, alarm and extinguishing systems should be provided. Contd.. : A stand-by emergency power supply should be provided to cater to fire water pump, fire lifts and other emergency systems for fire fighting.
Train all employees in fire prevention, fire fighting and emergency response
Conduct periodic emergency drills.
Never smoke in bed, use ashtray
Incase of fire Don’t panic. Sound the Alarm.
Incase of fire never use elevators
Never re-enter the building incase of fire Contd.. Slide 14: FIRE RISK SURVEY
Completed by:__________________________ Date:__________________ CHECK LIST Slide 15: GENERAL FIRE PREVENTION CHECKLIST Slide 16: *(NOTE: Use of fire extinguishers is based on company policy regarding employee fire fighting in your Emergency Action Plan and local fire code.)
Completed by:__________________________ Date:__________________ CONCLUSION : CONCLUSION Fire accidents are becoming more prone and threat to hospitals because consumables used have more affinity to catch fire and lives are lost in fire accidents.
E.g. Park hospital, Hyderabad
With good management practices and implementation of new technological procedures to control fire accidents
Fire destruction is one man's job, fire prevention is every body's job