Fire Prevention in the Workplace
Exiting --- (A Means of Life Safety)
- Assure exits are never blocked or locked.
- Never place flammable liquids, solids, or gases near exits.
- Assure all exit lighting is working and that all exit signs are in order.
- Keep exiting aisles and corridors clear of combustibles. A clear, unobstructed path is needed for exiting.
- Never use 3-hour fusible links in doorways as this is an aid to the travel of smoke.
Rubbish and Trash --- (Aids in Fire Fuel Loading and Spread)
- Place rubbish and trash in proper containers.
- Do not allow any combustible material to be placed near any heat source such as heaters, ovens, stoves or similar heat producing appliances.
- Make sure trash cans are emptied daily.
Smoking --- (A Leading Cause of Fires)
- When emptying ashtrays, be assured that all the ashes and butts are extinguished thoroughly.
- Make sure there is an adequate number of ashtrays placed in smoking areas.
- Misuse of extension cords (not to be run over 6 feet).
- Faulty outlets and plugs.
- Bad appliances.
- Octopus connections (overloads).
- Improper electrical connections.
Fire Protection Equipment
- Be sure all employees know the location of fire extinguishers.
- Make sure there are no obstructions blocking access to any fire protection equipment.
- Make sure all employees know how to use an extinguisher.
- Be sure all extinguishers are fully charged and have been inspected.
- 2009 IFC storage of Class I, II, or III liquids is prohibited unless properly stored. This includes:
- Coleman fuel