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Occupational Fire Safety

Occupational Health and Fire Safety are being focused on as serious issues in the working sectors and in Industries also. As we all know to the cause of fire focuses on 3 main sources Ignition, Fuel, and Oxygen. In most of the Industrial sector, Fire Safety measures have been taken with Care and also forming awareness with fire safety risk assessment among workers and individuals. They have created a manual of risk assessment on fire safety that has been distributed among individuals that been updated regularly by keeping the Safety and Healthy Environment in mind. Manual shares the approach of Health and Safety Risk Assessment that could be carried out as a total part of risk management. It is helpful in preventing fire in the workplace and also to ensure satisfactory and suitable fire safety measures to reduce the risk of injury and loss of life. For taking proper safety measures some steps should be taken such as:

·         Carry out a Fire Safety Risk assessment

·         Keep apart causes of the explosion and combustible matters

·         Dodge unintentional fires e.g. make sure heaters cannot be cracked over

·         Safeguard good housework at all times, e.g. dodge build-up of tosh that could ignite

·         Study how to detect fires and also how to warn people quickly if they start, e.g. fitting burn alarms and fire alarms or bells

·         Have the correct fire-fighting gear for setting a fire out rapidly

·         Keep fire exits and escape routes clearly noticeable and free at all times

·         Ensure your workers receive suitable drill on actions they need to follow.

·         Assessment and inform your risk assessment frequently