Assessment. Add name of trust / organisation in box 1 and name of trainer in box 2. Delete THIS box. 1. A “triangle of fire” could consist of paper waste, lit cigarettes and air. TRUE FALSE. Correct Answer is 1- True. For a fire to exist it needs three elements:
Add name of trust / organisation in box 1 and name of trainer in box 2. Delete THIS box
For a fire to exist it needs three elements:
PAPER = FUEL for the fire to burn
CIGARETTES = HEAT for the fire to continue burning
AIR = OXYGEN for the fire to breathe
If any of these elements are missing or removed the fire will go out.
If you stop the sources of 3 elements coming together, you can significantly reduce the chances of a fire happening.
By understanding how and where these sources occur you can aim to prevent them becoming a fire threat.
Arson is the most common cause of fires in NHS premises as they are an easy target. It’s important therefore to:
• be on your guard
• ensure that you know the organisation’s hotline number
• call the Police if suspicious.
Other common causes are
• Enforce No Smoking Policy
• Use Smoking Areas
• Use ashtrays; empty into metal bins
• Discard smoking materials safely; make sure they are OUT
• Make sure your equipment is tested
• Are there signs of damage, overheating, not working properly ?
• If in doubt Switch Off and Report
• Can be a Fire Hazard if in bad condition or used wrongly
Waste such as shredded paper, cardboard boxes and aerosols are sources of fuel for a fire
Laundry should be stored away neatly and safely. It can be a source of fuel for a fire.
Examples of flammable liquids:
• everyday cleaning products
• chemicals such as alcohols, acetone, turpentine, ethol.
Everyone has a responsibility to prevent fires
Electrical cables and leads
• Ensure electrical cables cannot become trapped or pinched which could result in malfunction
• Secure with cable ties if possible
• Make sure the outer covering of all power leads is in good condition and report if necessary
Plugs and sockets
Look out for the following:
• Hot plugs or sockets, scorch marks, fuses that often blow, or flickering lights - they are all are signs of loose wiring or other electrical problems
• Badly wired plugs – any coloured wires sticking out could come loose and debris could also get into the plug
• Overloaded sockets – plugging too many electrical appliances into one socket can lead to overheating
Cables and leads
The risks with cables and leads include:
• Inappropriate positioning – they should not be anywhere that they could be tripped over, or near water or sources of heat
• Never get them wet
• Switch off and unplug electrical appliances when not in use
10. building to obtain much-needed medical equipmentIf you had to advise a colleague about appropriate evacuation in the event of an emergency, which of the following statements would you use?
THANK YOU building to obtain much-needed medical equipment
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