Occupational fire hazards in California and in all other states pose a serious risk. Each year, thousands of serious workplace fires result in hundreds of deaths. The good news is that workplace fires are preventable. Statistically, only a small portion of all fires that occur at work result from equipment failure, with the rest caused by factors related to human behavior. Being proactive and implementing simple fire prevention plans and programs can greatly reduce the likelihood of a fire in the workplace.
Why “Fire Prevention and Extinguishers in California” Matters:
At the completion of this module, the participant will be able to:
- Understand what causes a fire to start
- Recognize the different classes of fire
- Help prevent fires at work
- Understand what a good fire prevention plan contains
- Distinguish between different types of extinguishers
- Understand how to use a fire extinguisher
- Understand the requirements for fire extinguishers
- Know what causes fires, so that you can take measures to prevent them.
- Always use good housekeeping and be mindful when working in conditions in which fires can ignite.
- Have a written fire prevention plan to keep everyone on point.
- Know your ABCs—understand the different classes of fire along with the corresponding fire extinguishers that fight them.
- Be prepared to use a fire extinguisher in case the need arises—know where they’re stored and how to use them.
- Remember, don’t be a hero. Exiting the building and calling 911 is always the best choice when a fire can’t be controlled. Let the professionals handle it.