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  • Health & Safety Documents - Fire extinguisher quiz
    Fire extinguisher quizWhen formal training sessions are infrequent it can be helpful to refresh safety-critical information. Use our quiz to remind staff of key points when using fire extinguishers.In trained handsFire extinguishers help to stop small fires before they develop into a life-threatening blaze. The training received beforehand ensures staff are aware of the risks associated with fire and make a judgement as to when to step in and when to shut the door and walk away. We've designed our Fire Extinguisher...
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  • Health & Safety Documents - Quick fire safety check
    QUICK FIRE SAFETY CHECK Premises address: .................................................................. Quick fire safety check Yes No N/A F/I* Fire exits are readily openable and free of obstructions? Corridors and stairways are free of combustible storage? Internal and external escape routes are free of obstructions? Externally, any waste or combustible materials are stored away from escape routes and windows? Plant rooms are free of storage? Combustible materials are kept clear...
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  • Health & Safety Documents - Work equipment - safe system of work - fire extinguishers
    Work equipment - safe system of work - fire extinguishers (safety procedure)If used incorrectly fire extinguishers can cause injury and even death. Use our document to identify how and when to use them.Safety equipmentAlthough this may sound strange, the Fire & Rescue Service is not keen on staff using extinguishers as it could put them at risk. The current thinking is that extinguishers ought to be used in limited circumstances only, e.g. on clothing which has caught alight, to aid escape in the event of fire,...
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  • Health & Safety Documents - Use of fire extinguishers
    Safety briefing - use of fire extinguishersThis briefing explains what types of fire extinguisher are available in the UK and how to recognise and use them.What's covered?The aim of this Safety Briefing - Use of Fire Extinguishers is to ensure that all staff are fully aware of the risks associated with fire extinguisher usage.GuidanceThe briefing identifies which extinguishers should be used for different types of fire. For example, it makes clear that water extinguishers shouldn't be used on electrical fires....
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  • Health & Safety Documents - Sprinkler checklist
    Sprinkler checklistSprinklers can be a very effective means of reducing the damage caused by fire but keeping them maintained is essential and often a condition of your insurance policy.Why you need the checklistThe questions on our Sprinkler Checklist are based on established methods for managing sprinkler systems as set out in British Standards and the Loss Prevention Council's guidance. So if you're asked questions by a building inspector, fire officer or your insurer, you should have all the right answers.What's...
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  • Health & Safety Documents - How to use a fire extinguisher
    How to use a fire extinguisherOur information sheet on how to use a fire extinguisher serves as a useful reminder on how to operate an extinguisher in a safe manner. How to use our documentMost businesses will need to have a few members of staff trained in the use of fire extinguishers and this is best achieved by a proper hands-on course such as those provided by your local Fire and Rescue Service. But once you've had staff trained up they may never use their knowledge in anger. In fact, it may not be until...
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  • Health & Safety Documents - Classification of fire extinguisher information sheet
    Classification of fire extinguisher information sheetThere's a wide range of extinguishers available, so it can be confusing to know which ones to put where. Our information sheet makes this task simple.The right choiceGetting your extinguisher choice wrong could put people in extreme danger.There are six classes of fire, A, B, C, D, F and those caused by an electrical source of ignition. This information sheet briefly outlines the meaning of each classification and describes the type of extinguisher suitable...
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  • Health & Safety Documents - Fire extinguisher selection guide
    Fire extinguisher selection guideHow many extinguishers do you require? Our guide will help you ascertain the correct figure.Why use it?Although you can ask the advice of a fire extinguisher supplier they aren't exactly unbiased and you may find that you've been sold more extinguishers than you really need. Our guide is based on BS5306-8 "Selection and positioning of portable fire extinguishers. Code of practice". By using our document you can take back control by reviewing your provisions for yourself.Location,...
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  • Health & Safety Documents - Fire precautions - fire fighting equipment
    Fire precautions - fire fighting equipmentWhen undertaking a fire risk assessment one aspect you must consider is the provision of fire fighting equipment. Our risk assessment sheet will guide you through the process.what's included?On the first page you should describe the current arrangements. You are prompted to provide sufficient detail including the location, number and type of portable extinguishers, hose reels, fire suppression systems, such as sprinklers, and equipment for fire fighters such as wet/dry...
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