Fires are tragic and deadly. Fortunately, most fires can be prevented from starting in the first place. Let us guide you through some common practices that prevent fires from starting and spreading.
Fire prevention should always be the primary objective of fire safety. It is important to know how fireworks are so that you are better able to take measures that prevent a fire from starting.
Fire depends on three things:
Fire prevention involves interrupting one of these three processes.
Fire Risk Management refers to the steps and training that educate people on how to prevent fire from starting, to stop it from spreading once it has started, and how to react when a fire is beyond control. Let us walk you through the necessary steps that are a part of Fire Risk Management.
Any fire prevention plan involves making sure that no possible sources of ignition are near fuel sources. Also ensure regular cleanliness to avoid a build-up of junk that might contain fuel sources (such as paper, plastic, etc)
Carry out a fire risk assessment of your building to know how vulnerable it is to fire. Fire Risk Assessments are also legally compulsory and advise you on how to improve your building’s resistance to fire. Ensure proper fire safety training for yourself, your family members, and your colleagues. This training tells you how to react in case of fire, and how to reach safety if the fire has spread out of control. Install fire prevention equipments such as fire alarms, water sprinklers, and fire extinguishers in your buildings. Make sure that all escape routes and fire exits are easily accessible.
If a fire breaks out, try to stop its spread by whatever means you have available near you. If you fail, then try to escape the building towards the outside. Update your Fire Risk Assessment regularly, so that all the changes in your building are accounted for. If you own a business, make sure that your employees conduct the mandatory fire drills regularly.
Short Circuit fires are caused by an overload of electricity through electrical equipment. Circuit Breakers are designed to interrupt the flow of electricity when it overloads, therefore not allowing the fire to start. Circuit breakers are an excellent method to prevent electrical fires.
Fire safety training is optional but highly recommended for common people living in the UK. However, if you are an employee in a company with many people, then your employer is bound by law to provide you with necessary fire safety training.
The easiest way to stop a fire from spreading immediately is to use a Fire Extinguisher (also called a CO2 Extinguisher). Fires need oxygen to spread and Fire Extinguishers contain Carbon Dioxide (CO2) which counters oxygen and therefore stops the fire from spreading.
If a fire has started in your vicinity and all your efforts to stop it have failed, then you should immediately try to escape from the building towards the outdoors.
Fires are usually caused by human negligence. To avoid facing this grave scenario, it is necessary to remain on your guard. Make sure that all sources of fire in your surroundings are closely monitored and could be closed off whenever you want. Ensure regular cleaning of your premises to avoid fuel sources from filling up the place and conduct fire risk assessment regularly to ascertain how much vulnerable your building is to a fire incident, and how can you strengthen its defenses against a possible fire breakout.
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