OSHA requires that all qualifying companies have a proper fire prevention plan that is specific to their industry and business. Before making a fire prevention plan it is important to review your industry’s standard and plan accordingly.
5 General Requirements on
Fire Prevention Planning in the Workplace
- Your Plan Should be Available in Writing. All safety plans, including fire prevention, need to be in writing and available for review from the entire staff. Keep the fire prevention plan in an accessible place in the office such as with employee handbooks.
- Fire Hazard Inventory. A list of all potential major fire hazards needs to be kept on site. This should include the proper handling and storage procedures for hazardous materials, potential ignition sources and their control, and the type of fire protection equipment necessary to control each major hazard.
- Maintenance of Heat Producing Equipment. Any equipment on premise that produces heat needs to be regularly maintained. Procedures for the maintenance of the equipment as well as safeguards for prevention of accidental ignition are essential.
- Responsible Employees. You should also have a list of the employees who are responsible for fire safety. These employees will be trained to act in an emergency capacity should any accidents happen on the job that may result in fire.
- Informing Employees. All of your employees, whether permanent or temporary, need to be made aware of the fire safety plan, the requirements, and where the plan is located in writing in your facility.
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