Health & Safety Memo

Workplace and equipment

 CHAPTER 1  Fire safety 

A fire is a chemical reaction that happens when heat, fuel and oxygen combine in the right proportions; this is commonly known as the fire triangle. When one element is removed the fire is extinguished. Sources of heat can include heaters, lights, naked flames and electrical equipment. Fuel can include paper, wood, plastic, rubber and foam. They are all items that could exist in any typical working environment, therefore their potential to create fire needs to be addressed in all workplaces.
Fire safety should focus on preventing a fire starting in the first instance and putting measures in place to control one should it occur. The Regulatory...

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