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HSE Construction: Precautions to Prevent Fires (UK) Mobile App

The HSE Construction: Precautions to Prevent Fires mobile app helps prevent fire-related accidents at construction sites. Flammable materials, including solids, liquids and gases, are often used at different points during building construction. This handy app makes it easy to prevent accidents by having a prevention plan in place and taking steps to reduce problems related to combustible materials.

Construction fire prevention is critical to the health and safety of your workers. Checking for portable fire extinguishers, prohibiting smoking around flammable liquids and having a fire suppression system in place is the best way to protect construction workers. Easily accessible from any smartphone or tablet, the construction site risk assessment app helps improve safety in construction and helps keep construction workers safe.

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    Many solids, liquids and gases can catch fire and burn.

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    Many fires can be avoided by careful planning and control of work activities.

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    The following precautions should be taken to prevent fires:

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    use less-easily ignited and fewer flammable materials, eg use water-based or low-solvent adhesive...

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    keep the quantity of flammables at the workplace to a minimum;

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    always keep and carry flammable liquids in suitable closed containers;

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    if work involving the use of flammable materials is being carried out, stop people smoking and do...

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    ensure that pipes, barrels, tanks etc which may have contained flammable gases or liquids are pur...

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    to minimise the risk of gas leaks and fires involving gas-fired plant:

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    close valves on gas cylinders when not in use;

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    regularly check hoses for wear and leaks;

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    prevent oil or grease coming into contact with oxygen cylinder valves;

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    do not leave bitumen boilers unattended when alight;

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    store flammable solids, liquids and gases safely.

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    have an extinguisher to hand when doing hot work such as welding or using a disc cutter that prod...

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    check the site at lunch time and at the end of the day to see that all plant and equipment that c...

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    provide closed metal containers to collect rubbish and remove them from the site regularly.

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    If a fire should break out, people must be able to escape from it.

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    Means of giving warning

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    Set up a system to alert people on site; this could be a temporary or permanent mains operated fi...

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    Means of escape

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    Plan escape routes and ensure they remain available and unobstructed.

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    Means of fighting fire

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    As well as providing fire extinguishers for hot work, fire extinguishers should be located at ide...

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    wood, paper and cloth – water extinguisher;

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    flammable liquids – dry powder or foam extinguisher;

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    electrical – carbon dioxide (CO2) extinguisher.

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    Nominated people should be trained in how to use extinguishers.

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