Fire Safety Training
Fire safety put into practise is intended to reduce the destruction caused by fire. Fire safety procedures include those that are intended to prevent ignition of an uncontrolled fire, and those that are used to limit the growth and developmental effects of a fire after it starts.
At ClearPoint Safety we follow fire safety policies and provide services and goods to the highest quality and standard for our customers.
Fire safety policies
By maintaining a facility and being conductive in accordance with the provisions of the fire code. This is established on the occupants and operators of the building being aware of the applicable regulations and advice.
Examples include -
- Not exceeding maximum occupancy within any part of the building.
- Maintaining proper fire exits and proper exit signage (e.g., exit signs pointing to them that can function in a power failure)
- Compliance with electrical codes to avoid overheating and ignition from electrical faults or problems such as poor wire insulation or overloading wiring, conductors, or other fixtures with more electric current than they are rated for.
- Placing and maintaining the correct type of fire extinguishers, in easily accessible places with clear instructions on how to use them.
- Proper storage and use of hazardous materials that may be needed inside the building for storage or operational requirements (such as solvents in spray booths).
- Prohibiting flammable materials in certain areas of the facility.
- Periodically inspecting buildings for violations, issuing Orders to Comply and, potentially, prosecuting or closing buildings that are not in compliance, until the deficiencies are corrected or condemning it in extreme cases.
- Maintaining fire alarm systems for detection and warning of fire and regularly testing fire alarm systems.
- Obtaining and maintaining a complete inventory of firestops.
- Ensuring that spray fireproofing remains undamaged.
- Maintaining a high level of training and awareness of occupants and users of the building to avoid obvious mistakes, such as the propping open of fire doors.
- Conducting fire drills at regular intervals throughout the year.
- Mark MacDonald