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FIRE PREVENTIONFire prevention is of special importance during construction. There are considerably more hazards present during construction than will be present in the completed facility. Constant attention to the fundamentals of fire prevention is vital.
For each job site, a fire protection plan will be developed containing, at least, the following information:
1. Procedure for reporting fires.
2. Locations of all fire fighting equipment, both in written description and pictorially on a map or site plan. For multi-level sites, each floor should be clearly described and depicted.
3. Emergency escape procedures and routes.
4. Procedure for accounting for personnel
5. Rescue and medical duties, if applicable.
The fire protection plan should be reviewed by all employees, subcontractors, property owners, and the local fire department. The plan shall also be posted in full view of employees.
The Safety Superintendent/Representative shall make fire hazard inspections of the entire project on a regular basis. Immediate correction of substandard conditions is mandatory.
1. Particular care should be taken when welding and cutting in locations where combustibles are exposed. When such welding or cutting is done, the surrounding area must be protected with fire resistive material and an adequate number of approved fire extinguishers must be immediately available.
2. The operation and maintenance of temporary heating equipment shall create no fire hazards. The use of solid fuel salamanders shall be prohibited. Clothing must not be dried or placed on or near heaters. Only smokeless fuels shall be used for heating purposes.
3. All flammable and combustible materials shall be stored, piled and handled with due regard to their fire characteristics. Flammable liquids must be stored in an approved manner and dispensed only in acceptable safety containers. Welding gases shall be stored in isolated areas and segregated by type of gas. Lumber should be stacked in small piles that are interspersed with side aisles. Lumber storage should be as far as possible from any structure.
4. Temporary shacks or similar structures shall be constructed of fire resistant materials,
5. Rubbish and debris shall not be allowed to accumulate adjacent to any electrical equipment, buildings or structures.
6. Personnel shall be trained on the types of fire extinguishers and their use.
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