Wednesday, 17 May 2017

7 Tips Regarding Fire Safety Training

Fire Safety Training

Fire Safety is an important thing to learn. Death and injuries are the greatest risks and the one with which most people are familiar. Preventing fires is everyone job. We all need to be alert to anything that fire and takes responsibility to report any problem areas so they can be replaced immediately.
Fire safety is everyone responsibility.  These seven general fire safety tips to help reduce the risk of a fire.


Regular inspections will help to ensure fire safety in the workplace. Also, Environmental Health and Safety will conduct annual fire and life safety inspections of your facility to help with identifying potential fire safety risks.


Fire safety starts with good housekeeping. Keep the loose paper and other combustible items to a minimum and away from the electrical sources.


Always Remember your local emergency number. Put stickers and magnets with emergency numbers on your refrigerator and every telephone in the house. If there is a fire at office or house, call immediately the fire department.


Candles, flame burners, oil lamps, or other personal items that smoulder, are prohibited in work areas, restrooms, etc. within all campus buildings. The restriction only applies to such items that show signs of having been ignited.


Don't use the extension cords as a substitute for permanent wiring. Use of an extension cord for longer than an 8-hour period is considered permanent use. If extra outlets are needed, use a power strip with surge protection. Always plug the power strip directly into a wall outlet and don't connect power strips in a series. Check the electrical cords on a regular basis. Check to make sure that cords are not cracked, damaged, or pinched. Assure that cords are completely plugged into a socket.


Keep flammable materials stored under desks to a minimum. Maintain the 3 feet of clearance around electrical access panels. Keep combustible materials away from electrical equipment, outlets, or other sources of electricity. Don't store anything in electrical rooms, exit corridors, or stairwells.


Make sure everyone knows where the closest fire extinguisher is located in your office area or house area.

Always Remember the PASS method when using a fire extinguisher:

P) Pull the ring pin.

A) Aim the nozzle at the base of the fire; this is where the fuel is located.

S) Squeeze the top lever down.

S) Sweep the nozzle back and forth at the base of the fire. Environmental Health & Safety offers hands-on fire extinguisher training; please contact us to schedule a session.

Fire Safety Training is designed to increase awareness of fire dangers in the workplace or house and how to act safely in the case of an emergency fire situation, including selecting and using a fire extinguisher. The training is intended to train staff in your fire safety procedures.

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