Most fires start small but, if left to develop, they will grow and spread, causing a great deal of damage and threatening the lives of those in the vicinity.
In addition to the provision of portable fire extinguishers for controlling fires, organisations should consider the installation of fixed fire extinguisher systems to increase general fire protection facilities and/or to protect specific areas or equipment.
This subject diagrams the different compact and fixed fire dousing frameworks that can be utilized in case of a fire.
Under the relevant legislation, the responsible/appropriate person or duty holder is required, where necessary (whether due to the features of the premises, the activity carried on there, any hazard present or any other relevant circumstances) and in order to safeguard the safety of persons, to ensure that the premises are equipped with appropriate fire-fighting equipment. Any non-automatic fire-fighting equipment provided must be easily accessible, simple to use and indicated by signs.
In addition, the responsible/appropriate person or duty holder must, where necessary, nominate competent persons to implement such measures and ensure that the number of such persons, their training and the equipment available to them are adequate. The size of, and the specific hazards involved in, the premises concerned must be taken into account.
Under the relevant fire safety legislation, employees must co-operate with the responsible/appropriate person or duty holder to ensure the workplace is safe from fire and its effects, what’s more, must do nothing that will put themselves or others in danger.