Safe Procedures for Fire Extinguishers

Due to the nature of the work being conducted on site, the construction industry poses a number of hazards to operatives.

It is essential that potential hazards are identified and appropriate safety procedures are well communicated and implemented.

Below is an example of how a site achieved additional levels of safety in the event of a fire emergency:

  • In addition to fire points providing both fire and first aid call buttons to quickly identify the nature and location of the event, the fire extinguishers were electrically wired to the system;
  • These fire extinguishers could not be released without the alarm being raised ensuring that independent action taken without calling for assistance, misuse or removal of appliances were immediately identified by triggering an alarm status.

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Monitor Report, Willmott Dixon Construction, London, September 2015


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