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:
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Add name of trust / organisation in box 1 and name of trainer in box 2. Delete THIS box
Correct Answer is 1- True
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.
Correct Answer is 2 - Arson
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
Correct Answer is 2 – Only Managers are responsible for arson prevention this statement is INCORRECT
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
Correct Answer is 2 - Trapped or pinched electric cables
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. If you had to advise a colleague about appropriate evacuation in the event of an emergency, which of the following statements would you use?
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