Fire Risk Assessment

The prevention of fire hazards in the workplace requires the use of two approaches i.e. fire risk assessment and implementation of best practices towards promoting fire safety in the working environment. The use of these approaches should be accompanied with compliance with legal requirements regarding occupational health and safety. The organization should examine state and federal laws regarding occupational health and safety, particularly fire safety and develop and implement policies and practices that comply with these legal requirements.
Fire Risk Assessment A fire risk assessment of the workplace is the first step towards ensuring fire safety for all organizational personnel. The fire risk assessment basically entails examining the
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The first step in this process is identifying probable fire hazards in the working environment. This step requires the utilization of the knowledge and experience of the organization’s management and employees in order to determine these workplace hazards. The need to carry out this step is fueled by the fact that a fire cannot begin without a source of ignition and something to fuel it. This implies that identifying the probable fire hazards in the workplace helps in determining the potential sources of ignition and sources of fuel for fires. Some examples of things to look for in this step include naked flames, damaged electrical equipments, flammable gases, waste and combustible materials, and flammable liquids. It is also important to consider how the working premises are constructed and examine how this may enable the spread of a …show more content…
There are several best practices that have been developed to help in promoting fire safety across workplaces depending on the nature of business and business operations. One of the best practices towards preventing fire hazards in the work environment is developing a fire prevention plan since preventing unwanted fires for taking place is most efficient means of dealing with these hazards (Oklahoma State University par, 10). The fire prevention plan should be developed based on the findings of the fire risk assessment and in line with the established precautions. The plan should include housekeeping procedures for cleaning and storing flammable wastes and materials. This would also entail recycling these materials and how to handle and package

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