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    1. Module 5: Fire Protection 5.2 Fire Watches Susan Harwood Grant Number SH-17820-08-60-F-23

    2. This material was produced under grant number SH-17820-08-60-F-23 from the Occupational Safety and Health Administration, U.S. Department of Labor. It does not necessarily reflect the views or polices of the U.S. Department of Labor, nor does mention of trade names, commercial products, or organizations imply endorsement by the U.S. Government.

    3. 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

    4. 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

    5. Figure 1 Fire watch keeping area damp to prevent flare ups

    6. Figure 2 Applying water to maintain safety of workers in the compartment

    7. 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

    8. Figure 4 Cutters waiting for hot work above to be completed

    9. Figure 5 Fire watch on lower compartment standing by

    10. Figure 6 Hot work inside compartment

    11. Figure 7 Fire team communicating with entry team

    12. Figure 8 Team leader checking around external area

    13. 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

    14. Figure 10 Insulation in a freezer compartment

    15. Heat radiation can be conducted through piping, wiring, decks, and ventilation ducks. Figure 11 Molten steel from hot work inside compartment

    16. 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

    17. 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

    18. Figure 14 Fire crews dressing out

    19. 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

    20. Appropriate personnel protection equipment needs to be issued for conditions of the operations. Figure 16 Slag hitting ground from hot work

    21. Figure 17 Hot work on propeller

    22. Figure 18 Close up view of slag flying from torch

    23. Figure 19 Fire extinguisher test

    24. The extinguishing agents to put out the various classes of fires. Figure 20 Two personnel are training with fire extinguishers

    25. Recognize the health hazards of fire and the need for protection from smoke, heat, and toxins…….. Figure 21 Fire watch watching cutter and hoses

    26. Figure 22 Trained fire watch crew monitoring hot work in compartment

    27. Demonstrate the application of fire hoses, extinguishers, and other associated equipment. Figure 23 Fire watch with charged fire hose

    28. Figure 24 Shows the barriers between compartments

    29. Figure 25 Surveying below decks prior to hot work

    30. Figure 26 Personnel exiting the vessel

    31. 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

    32. OSHA eTool www.osha.gov • Wikipedia Encyclopedia http://en.wikipedia.org

    33. Worker safety is a priority.