Equipment, systems, and services that help you protect your operation and people from inherent dangers in the industry.
FIRE EXTINGUISHERS GUIDELINES
- A fire extinguisher, rated not less than 2A 10B:C, should be provided for each 3,000 square feet of the protected building area or major fraction thereof. Travel distance from any point of the protected area to the nearest fire extinguisher shall not exceed 75 feet.
- One or more fire extinguishers should be provided for each floor. In multi-story buildings, at least one fire extinguisher should be posted adjacent to the stairway.
- Fire extinguishers should be conspicuously located and readily accessible at all times. They should be periodically inspected maintained in operating condition.
- Carbon tetrachloride and other toxic vaporizing liquid fire extinguishers are prohibited.
- Each fire extinguisher is considered professional equipment and its effectiveness in protecting property depends on knowing: What it can and cannot do how to use it, where to install it, how to maintain it, knowledge of classes or types of fires, what class or classes of fire the extinguisher is capable of extinguishing.
- Training should be provided for the use of fire extinguishers.
FIRE PREVENTION AND SAFETY CHECKLIST
- Smoking areas designated and used
- No Smoking signs posted in hazardous areas
- Trash removed regularly (daily is recommended)
Combustible inventory and materials stored away from building
- All electrical plugs, power strips, switches, and cords meet code and are in good repair
- Cords don’t run across doorways or under carpets or mats where they may be stepped on or crushed
- Malfunctioning electrical equipment reported immediately or removed from service
- All work stations and areas kept clean and neat
- Inventory and other materials are properly stacked so they will not tip or fall
- Corridors and exits kept clear at all times
- Equipment cleaned to prevent residue build-up
- Rags with oily and/or solvent, paint, or solvent residue properly discarded in approved fire resistant containers with lids
- Exit signs illuminated as required and kept in working order Fire doors working properly and not blocked
The above is not intended to be a comprehensive list of fire safety checks. Please consult with your insurance company and/or your local OSHA consultation office to ensure your site meets all requirements.