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Chapter 7 ASSESSING THE FIRE HAZARD


New Regulations came into force in 1999 which requires businesses to carry out a FIRE ASSESSMENT of their premises

A FIRE ASSESSMENT is made up of five stages:

  1. Identify the fire hazards
  2. Remove hazards & eliminate risks
  3. Choice, placing and training in use of fire extinguishers
  4. Carrying out the right procedures in an emergency
  5. Treatment of injured casualty

1.     Identify the fire hazards

  Where are fires likely to occur?  

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2.     Remove hazards & eliminate risks

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  3.     Choice, placing and training in use of fire extinguishers

4.      Carrying out the right procedures in an emergency

5.     Treatment of injured casualty

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    As usual most of you will look at the above and say, "yes all that is logical, and most of it I already do" but …….  

In the event of a fire would your system react adequately?

Could you live with yourself if it did not?

So, on one of mornings, when the weather is really bad and you cannot get out of the sheds, sit down, consult your staff and just talk with them through your premises - you'll be surprised at the good ideas that come forward.


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