The Causes and Prevention of Fire

This module will give you a greater understanding of the causes and prevention of fires in the workplace. Initially the common causes of fire are covered and then the fire risks associated with flammable, combustible and explosive substances. The fire risks associated with common workplace processes and activities are discussed and the measures that are required to prevent these fires.

 

Module 3-1

This module covers the following topics:

  • Accidental fires
  • PAT testing
  • Fire and Explosion from fires
  • Storage of flammable liquids
  • Static electricity
  • Lightning
  • Portable heaters

Module 3-2

This module covers the following topics:

  • Smoking
  • Housekeeping
  • Cooking
  • Use of oxy-fuel equipment
  • Fire and explosion from gas leaks
  • Cylinder leaks
  • Flashback from cylinders

Module 3-3

This module covers the following topics:

  • Principles of storage
  • Flammable liquids
  • Flammable solids
  • Flammable gases
  • In storage within the workplace
  • Safe systems of work
  • Hot work

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Module 3-4

This module covers the following topics:

  • Dusseldorf
  • What is DSEAR
  • Additional requirements
  • Fire risks during construction