How To Prevent Fires From Spreading In The Home

Follow all the important ways to prevent fire from spreading:-

1. Adequate provision for escape from all sites should be made.

2. Keep adequate with distance between temporary buildings. All temporary buildings should be made with non combustible materials.

3. Provide free space between each section of the stored materials to allow access for fire fighting.

4. Store inflammable materials separately.

5. Avoid using combustible materials for framework and scaffolding.

6. Remove combustible packing materials from the site periodically to avoid accumulation of fire load.

7. Clean site frequently at least once a week.

8. Display ‘No Smoking’ posters in areas where inflammable materials are stored.

9. Don’t light any fire in or around storage area for cooking or any other purpose.

10.Inspect the work place thoroughly where welding and gas cutting operation are to be carried out and remove any inflammable materials around, before starting work.

11. Ensure that welding and gas cutting sparks do not fall on combustible materials. In case it cannot be avoided, cover the materials with metal sheet.

12. In case welding or gas cutting has to be done on a vessel, pipe or container which contains or had earlier contained flammable liquids; ensure purging/inerting and issue work permit before starting work.

13. Ensure that there is no leakage of gases from hoses or hose connections fitted with the gas cylinders before starting gas cutting.

14. In case of electric welding, check that there are no loose connections in welding cables and earth conection.

15. Do not leave electric circuits on or gas cutting torches burning when not in use.

16. Inspect the area for smoldering materials after gas cutting/welding. If found extinguish them.

17.Remove gas cylinders to store when not in use.

18. Place fire extinguishers in conspicuous locations as near as possible to escape routes.

19. Ensure that the fire extinguishers are clearly visible and easily accessible and passages leading to them are free.

20. In case of fire, the Transformers may outburst, crushing damage to other substation equipment. The Transformer oil may spread everywhere causing the spreading of fire in the cable trenches.

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