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What is the Fire Triangle?
Oxygen is needed to sustain combustion.
Heat is also necessary to reach the level of ignition.
Lastly, some sort of fuel needs to be present. This could be in the form of flammable materials or hazardous products.
All of these together creates the chemical reaction of fire.
The Four Classes of Fuel Class A - Non-metal, solid, combustible materials (Example: Paper, wood, cloth or trash) Class B - Combustible liquids (Example: Grease, oil, gas or other hazardous materials) Class C - Electrical sources for fire (Example: any machine fire) Class D - Flammable metals (Example: aluminum, magnesium and potassium) Class D fires can only be put out with specialized extinguishing agents (such as Metal-X, foam). Unless you work in a laboratory or in an industry that uses these materials, it is unlikely you'll have to deal with a Class D fire. It takes special extinguishing agents (Metal-X, foam) to fight such a fire.
Fire Safety & Prevention in the Workplace
In case of a fire, always call an emergency number and remain calm. Next, you should **RACE. ** "RACE? What do you mean?", you may be understandably asking yourself. Don't worry, it'll all make sense soon. RACE is our way of remembering what you should do in case of a fire. On the next slide, select each letter in the word to see what you should do at each step.
If designated, check rooms for others, including toilets, storage areas and other places where people may be.
Fire Safety for Small Businesses There are a few basic initiatives you can do to make sure your business is as safe as possible. The first thing is to be mindful of your storage. Make sure flammable materials are far from the kitchen and the public.
All machinery in your business should be regularly serviced and not broken. This is a safety hazard, and also a productivity one. Start a policy of unplugging or turning off machines whenever possible.
Routinely check your fire alarm system and practice your fire escape plan!
Construction Site Fires
It's important to know who has the responsibility of being **the person conducting a business or undertaking **(PCBU) on site. This refers to the builder, and it is their responsibility to record any injuries and tell regulators of any serious injuries.
Role of the PCBU Making sure EVERYONE on site is properly trained and supervised on workplace fire safety. Protecting people and property from fire through an advisory role and maintaining safety standards. Regularly taking risk assessments. Adhering to the safety plan of the company. Making sure subcontractors come to them if any conflicts arise.
Who is considered a 'stakeholder'? Select all that apply.
Advisors, owners and mangers must minimize the risk of fire and accidents. It's part of their jobs. Having stalled sites or properties not maintained makes construction sites more vulnerable to accidents.
SMOKING ON CONSTRUCTION SITES IS DANGEROUS. NO EXCEPTIONS. (In some places it's even illegal.)
Fire extinguishers should be available on every floor where any combustible materials are held.
Using Fire Extinguishers
Fire Extinguishers Placement Portable fire extinguishers should be out in the open where everyone can see and access them. There should be nothing around fire extinguishers so they are distinguishable (a good 10cm is a minimum amount of space to give them). The label of the fire extinguisher should be facing out. Fire extinguishers should be properly mounted with a display sign.
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