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Edit Comment Close Premium member Presentation Transcript Slide 1: Topics Goals of a Fire Prevention Program Fire Prevention Strategy Housekeeping Issues Flammable and Combustible Liquids Electrical Fire Hazards Compartmentalization Slide 2: Life Safety The primary goal of fire safety efforts is to protect building occupants from injury and to prevent loss of life. Property Protection The secondary goal of fire safety is to prevent property damage. Protection of Operations By preventing fires and limiting damage we can assure that work operations will continue. Fire Prevention Goals Slide 3: Good housekeeping habits are an important part of a safe workplace. Why is good housekeeping important? To reduce amounts of flammable and combustible materials. To reduce ignition hazards. To ensure safe emergency evacuation of occupants. To allow for quick emergency response. Housekeeping General Housekeeping Guidelines : General Housekeeping Guidelines Work areas, aisles, walkways, stairways, and equipment should be kept clear of loose materials, trash, scraps, etc. Never block aisles, fire exits, emergency equipment, or alarm pull stations with equipment or materials. Avoid build up of combustible trash and waste such as paper, wood, cardboard, etc. Keep use and storage of flammables and combustibles to a minimum. Clean up all spills such as grease, oil, or water immediately. A delay could result in accidents. Fire Safety-Electrical Issues : Electrical hazards are the cause of numerous workplace fires each year. Faulty electrical equipment or misuse of equipment produces heat and sparks that serve as ignition sources in the presence of flammable and combustible materials. Examples of common ignition hazards: overloading circuits use of unapproved electrical devices damaged or worn wiring Fire Safety-Electrical Issues Electrical Fire Safety : Electrical Fire Safety Multi-plug strips Should only be used for office equipment such as computers, printers, and fax machines. Other common items such as microwaves, refrigerators, and copy machines must be plugged directly into wall outlets. Multi-plug strips should have a fuse or circuit breaker and be UL approved. Electrical Fire Safety : Electrical Fire Safety Avoid the following improper and hazardous practices: Never use three prong adapters that allow a three pronged plug to plug into a two prong outlet. Never use any item with a damaged or frayed electrical cord. Space Heaters are not allowed in campus buildings. Never daisy chain or piggy back multi-plug strips and electrical cords (plugging strips and cords into each other). Piggy-backed multi-plug strips Compartmentalization : Compartmentalization Buildings are designed to prevent fire, heat, and smoke from spreading beyond locations of origination. Building elements such as fire walls, fire dampers, and fire doors, are designed to seal off one location from the next. This system is called compartmentalization. Compartmentalization increases the safety of evacuating building occupants because smoke and fire are not able to escape into exit passageways. Containment of fire and smoke reduces property damage and prevents small fires from growing into large fires. In order for compartmentalization efforts to be effective fire barriers must be maintained. What’s A Fire Door? : What’s A Fire Door? Fire doors are designed to withstand fire, heat and smoke for a period of 20-minutes to 3 hours. Did you know that corridor office doors are fire doors and should have a 20 minute rating? Corridor laboratory doors should have a 60 minute rating. Fire Doors are required to: Be Self Closing: fire doors should have a door closure that pulls doors completely shut after the door has been opened Have Positive latching: a positive latch locks a door in place so can open swing open freely. Points To Remember : Housekeeping Issues Keep your worksite clean and free of trash and debris. Follow proper storage guidelines. Flammable and Combustible Liquids Use and store the minimum amounts necessary. Follow correct storage guidelines. Electrical Fire Hazards Don’t use unapproved electrical devices. Avoid improper uses of multi-plugs. Compartmentalization Maintain compartmentalization systems. Don’t wedge or block open doors. Points To Remember THE END Thanks! You do not have the permission to view this presentation. In order to view it, please contact the author of the presentation.