Refuge Safety Consulting Fire Marshal Training


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Refuge Safety Consulting Fire Marshal Training

  1. 1. • • • • • • • • • • • • • Your role and responsibilities: · Fire safety awareness – Ensure good housekeeping practices are carried out · Fire fighting equipment Ensure visual checks are carried out to identify any damaged equipment · Escape routes Ensure all escape routes are clear of obstructions and signs are not damaged or obscured · Mandatory fire notices – Ensure all fire doors are clearly signed “fire door keep shut” · Fire safety signs – Ensure all fire safety signs are legible and not damaged · Assembly point – Ensure you are aware of location
  2. 2. • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • Training – make sure you: · Know how to visually check your designated area (this should take no more than 60 seconds) · Know the procedures for calling the Fire Brigade · Know the evacuation procedures for occupants to reach assembly points · Know how to alert members of the public and visitors, including directing them to exits. · Know how to open all escape doors, including those with special mechanisms · Know how to stop machinery and isolate power supplies (If this is within your area of responsibility) · Know the standards and working practices for safe use of flammable materials · Know how to report incidents, i.e. leaks, spills, faulty equipment, door closers etc Special responsibilities: You may be asked to assist occupants with special needs – ensure you: · Know where the temporary safe areas are · Know the evacuation procedures for occupants with special needs · Know the safety procedures for manually lifting or guiding occupants
  3. 3. • • • • • • • • • • When the fire alarm sounds: Put on the yellow high-visibility surcoat Check their allocated area, turning off equipment and closing doors/windows in passing but not delaying their own escape unduly, while encouraging people to leave via the nearest safe exit. Fire Wardens should normally be the last person off their floor Checking all accessible rooms including toilets and offices to make sure people are leaving Checking any refuge in their area in case someone is waiting for assistance to evacuate Reporting to the Evacuation Controller (EC) at the assembly area or just outside the building, to advise that their area is clear (or to report anyone who can’t or won’t leave the building) To assist the EC with crowd control, encouraging people towards the assembly area To take part in any post-alarm de-briefing to identify any shortcomings in the evacuation procedures
  4. 4. • • • • • • The role of the fire marshal Liaison with the fire service Action on discovering a fire Fire safety legislation Know causes of fire & how it spreads correctly select & use fire extinguishers • Fire safety precautions • Fire drills and evacuation
  5. 5. CLASSES A. Paper, wood, cloth etc WATER  CO2   B. Liquids C. Gases FOAM    F. Kitchen WET CHEMICAL     D. Metals Electric POWDER   
  6. 6.  SOURCES: Naked Flames, External Spark, Internal Spark, Hot Surfaces, Static Electricity  CONSEQUENCES: Death, building & environmental damage loss of business, fines, etc.  LEGAL REQUIREMENTS: HSWA 1974, RRFSO 2005 etc.
  7. 7. Fire Triangle Heat Oxygen Fuel