Fire can be prevented, by taking some basic and common sense precautions.
A spark neglected makes a mighty fire.
If you play with fire, you're gonna get burned.
Fire Safety At Home
Majority of fires in the home can be prevented, by taking some basic and common sense precautions. This section will help you to inspect your premises for anything that could cause a fire.
Most fires in the home start accidentally and the effects can be devastating. It is important that you know how to reduce the chances of a fire starting in your home and keep yourself, your family and your property safe from fire. You can then take the necessary actions to protect your home and the people who live in it.
Fire Safety At Work
Fire presents significant risk to businesses. It can kill or seriously injure employees or visitors and can damage or destroy buildings, equipment and stock.
Fire may have a more significant impact on businesses that: stock combustible materials including flammable liquids or gases, use heat processes, have people working alone in parts of the building, have poorly maintained equipment or electrical circuits, have public access (i.e. are at risk from arson), have poor housekeeping standards.
Organisations operating from single premises are particularly vulnerable as loss of premises may completely disrupt their operations. Many businesses fail to continue trading following a severe fire.
However, any organisation may be affected at any time.
General Fire Safety
- Good standards of housekeeping are essential – keep workplaces tidy.
- Regularly remove combustible waste, including accumulations of dust.
- Keep ignition sources away from combustible material, flammable liquids/gases, etc.
- Keep use of flammable liquids to a minimum and close containers when not in use.
- Consider how you would recover from the effects of a fire.