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Module 5: Fire Protection 5.2 Fire Watches Susan Harwood Grant Number SH-17820-08-60-F-23.
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Module 5: Fire Protection 5.2 Fire Watches Susan Harwood Grant Number SH-17820-08-60-F-23
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Describe the duties for a fire watch • Recognize how to prevent and extinguish fires • Explain the steps for monitoring hot work • Describe fire fighting procedures • Outline personal protective equipment • Review training of a fire watch
Define the look out responsibilities • Identify the signs of fire • State methods to extinguishing fires quickly • Indicate how to be focused on areas of fire watches • Outline the duties of the fire watch
Figure 2 Applying water to maintain safety of workers in the compartment
The fire watch monitors the area for fires that are in the incipient stage. Stopping fires in the beginning reduces large scale fires. Figure 3 Fire watch on bank keeping bank wet with water
Combustible materials need to be removed prior to hot work or shielded from the radiation to prevent ignition. Figure 9 Fire suppression water being applied
Heat radiation can be conducted through piping, wiring, decks, and ventilation ducks. Figure 11 Molten steel from hot work inside compartment
The authority must rest with the fire watch to stop any conditions deemed hazardous or at risk for the safety of all workers. Figure 12 Double fire watch during hot work on beam
After all hot work has been concluded the watch shall remain in the area for an additional 30 minutes to ensure that there are no fire hazards. Figure 13 Cutting cargo compartment with torches
If a fire is beyond the beginning stage, the alarm must be activated to alert the workers of a fire danger. Figure 15 Gasoline fire in test condition
Appropriate personnel protection equipment needs to be issued for conditions of the operations. Figure 16 Slag hitting ground from hot work
The extinguishing agents to put out the various classes of fires. Figure 20 Two personnel are training with fire extinguishers
Recognize the health hazards of fire and the need for protection from smoke, heat, and toxins…….. Figure 21 Fire watch watching cutter and hoses
Demonstrate the application of fire hoses, extinguishers, and other associated equipment. Figure 23 Fire watch with charged fire hose
Annual training must be documented and employer retains records for one year after training is completed. Figure 27 Water application on bank to reduce fires
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