Fire hazards can include any and all types of live flame, sparks, hot objects, and chemicals that are flammable in nature. Fire hazards also include potential threats to fire safety systems and firefighting, and in situations that can deter people from escaping an affected building or area. Fire hazards are dangerous to life and to property, and thus, it is important for fire safety systems to detect, remove, or reduce the risk of fire in potentially hazardous situations.
The Fire Safety Order legally requires businesses to accept full responsibility for detecting and lowering the risk of any fire hazard – and the responsibility of identifying fire hazards as well. Identifying a fire safety hazard at work greatly reduces the risk of a fire taking place, and provides a safe place for the employees. Under this Order, businesses are required to conduct their own fire risk assessments. These assessments have a multitude of objectives, with the main goal being fire prevention and public safety. This Order requires reducing in the risk of fire on the property and reducing the risk of the fire spreading. Another objective is to establish clear escape routes in case a fire does take place, and to educate the employees on how to safely fight a small and containable fire, and to make sure that the fire doesn’t spread. Another objective is to ensure that all employees are well trained in emergency procedures, and are able to spot and identify potential fire hazards, and to know about fire prevention and safety.
The first step in a fire assessment risk is to identify the fire hazards in the area. It is important to note when you see anything that may start a fire – including something like electric equipment, cigarettes, matches, or mechanical equipment that may cause sparks when being used. Make sure that all flammable items are kept away from hot objects, or objects that release sparks – and flammable items can include packaging, furniture, paint, wood, plastic, rubber, and foam. Make sure to examine areas where there is daily work as well, and to examine daily work activities, to see if there are any fire hazards in that environment.
It is very important to assess any fire hazard that can take place within daily activities as well as with less routine instances, like cleaning and maintaining a building. Make sure that all potential ignition sources are well contained and that adequate safety measures are taken before any work has started – this is important for fire safety and prevention. These systems, along with the safety systems in the building, should regularly be updated and maintained, to make sure they’re in peak condition at all times.
Origin and Cause is one company that will provide answers as to why you may have suffered the tragic event of a fire taking place in your place of work, despite adequate fire assessment risks in place. Origin and Cause will be able to provide an unbiased, scientific answer to your questions, and to the questions your insurance company may have; thereby fulfilling the needs of the client with efficiency and professionalism.