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A Course for All - Fire Risk Assessment

Fire risk assessment can be defined as estimating the risk of fire occurrence during any particular course of time. It is used to reduce the loss of life and property. The purpose of fire risk assessment is to identify possible fire hazards, identify the people who are at risk, evaluate the risk, reduce the risks from these hazards to an acceptable level and identify what action one needs to take to ensure the safety on ones premises if in case fire breaks out.

Fire risk assessment can be defined as estimating the risk of fire occurrence during any particular course of time. It is used to reduce the loss of life and property. The purpose of fire risk assessment is to identify possible fire hazards, identify the people who are at risk, evaluate the risk, reduce the risks from these hazards to an acceptable level and identify what action one needs to take to ensure the safety on ones premises if in case fire breaks out.

One needs a whole lot of patience and clear thinking at the time of havoc as producing a fire risk assessment is a logical and systematic process and one needs to go through each and every step before stepping into next one. If a fire marshal/warden is responsible for the safety of a big complex, mall etc, one should split the area into big chunks. One should have the basic fire training including everything about the emergency plan, fire training on the use of fire extinguishers and other fighting equipment, importance of keeping escape routes clear and fire doors closed, special arrangement for disabled people, more detailed knowledge of the whole premises and a responsibility for ensuring that visitors and public get out of the building.

The best way to evaluate the proficiency of ones emergency plan and fire training is to carry out a fire drill. Sort of a real emergency is the only method to measure the complications occurring and state of emotions of the staff whether they are doing well or not. Surprise drills are preferable to see the actual picture of whether people really do understand their role.

Fire extinguishers play a very important role in calming fire. There are various types of fire extinguishers available in market for different purposes like water fire extinguishers are used only on solid material like paper, wood, textiles, etc. Carbon dioxide extinguishers are perfect for involving electrical equipment without further damaging the electric piece. Foam extinguishers are used on flammable liquids like petrol, diesel fire, etc. Power fire extinguishers are used on almost all kings of fire but may damage the equipment along too. Wet chemical fire extinguishers are ideal for fire involving cooking oils like butter, ghee, etc. Fire blankets are also a very good option to put off fire.

To leave no chance for fire to occur one must do regular inspections and testing, correct fuse ratings, should not overload equipmentFree Reprint Articles, use electrically advanced devices and clean them on regular basis. One can also join fire assessment course provided in western countries to be a professional in this field.


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