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Preventing Fires At Work | Must Read For Business Owners, Managers & Supervisors

04/10/2021

Having a solid fire safety plan in place is important for all Perth businesses

The risk of fire is present in most work activities and everyone has a vital role to play in its prevention.

 

  • Observe ‘No Smoking’ signs.

  • Don’t let rubbish accumulate. Keep work and storage areas clean and tidy.

  • Put rubbish in the metal bins provided and empty regularly before they are full.

  • Handle and store flammable liquids safely – keep naked lights and sparks away.

  • Don’t use saw dust to absorb oil spills or leaks – use sand or Oilsorb.

  • Maintain electrical fittings in good order.

  • Keep switchboards clear of rubbish and combustibles.

  • Avoid the use of adaptors and long or damaged power cables.

  • If you are welding, cutting or grinding, clear the area of combustible material first. Keep an extinguisher close by.

  • Report all fires, no matter how small, to your supervisor immediately.

  • If you use an extinguisher take it to your supervisor afterwards who will arrange for it to be refilled – do not put it back on the wall unless it has been refilled.

 

We hope you found this tip useful. If your business needs help with workplace fire safety and prevention give us a call today on 0412 602 742 or…

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