Environmental Concerns Restrooms Breaks Temperature Visibility Seating Sound Lighting
Portable Fire Extinguisher Safety 4 What “fire” is. 4 Extinguishing methods. 4 Classifications of fire. 4 Leading fire causes. 4 Fire prevention. 4 Importance of portable fire extinguishers. Learning Objectives
Portable Fire Extinguisher Safety 4 Types of portable fire extinguishers. 4 Determine state of readiness. 4 Use of portable fire extinguishers. 4 When to use/not to use PFE. 4 Making a “fight or flight” decision. 4 Reporting an emergency. 4 Employer expectations. Learning Objectives
Portable Fire Extinguisher Safety What is it? A by-product of combustion. Combustion … … the self-sustaining process of rapid oxidation of a fuel, which produces heat and light. Fire... … the result of a rapid combustion reaction.
Portable Fire Extinguisher Safety In order to have a fire you must have 4 things, we call this the Fire Tetrahedron. Extinguishment Theory To extinguish a fire you must remove one side of the Fire Tetrahedron. Chemical Chain Reaction
Portable Fire Extinguisher Safety Extinguishment Theory Temperature Reduction Fuel Removal Oxygen Dilution Inhibit Chemical Chain Reaction
Portable Fire Extinguisher Safety Classification of Fire Class A or Ordinary Combustibles This includes fuels such as wood, paper, plastic, rubber, and cloth. Green Triangle
Portable Fire Extinguisher Safety Classification of Fire n Class B or Flammable and Combustible Liquids and Gases This includes all hydrocarbon and alcohol based liquids and gases that will support combustion. Red Square
Portable Fire Extinguisher Safety Classification of Fire Class C or Electrical This includes all fires involving energized electrical equipment. Blue Circle
Portable Fire Extinguisher Safety Classification of Fire Class D or Combustible Metals Examples of these types metals are: zirconium, titanium, potassium, and magnesium. D Yellow Star
Portable Fire Extinguisher Safety Classification of Fire Class K for fires in unsaturated cooking oils in well insulated cooking appliances in commercial kitchens.
Portable Fire Extinguisher Safety Potential Fire Causes In The Workplace ? ElectricitySpace Heaters Housekeeping Improper storage Construction Machinery Flammable & Combustible Liquids Cleaning supplies Smoking Materials Any Ideas on Prevention ?
Portable Fire Extinguisher Safety The importance of portable fire extinguishers? Your first line of defense!
Portable Fire Extinguisher Safety R Types. R Ready state. R When to use/not to use. “Fight or Flight” R How to use. R Reporting an emergency. R Expectation of use. Now let’s look at:
Portable Fire Extinguisher Safety There are many types and many manufacturers.
Portable Fire Extinguisher Safety There are many different types of extinguishing agents.
Portable Fire Extinguisher Safety Characteristics Water extinguisher 30-40 ft. 60 sec. Dry chemical 5-20 ft. 8-35 sec. CO2 extinguisher 3-8 ft. 8-30 sec.
Monthly “Quick-Check” Is It Ready To Use ? 4 Located in designated place. 4 There is no obstruction to access or visibility. 4 Operating instructions on nameplate are legible and facing outward. 4 Safety seals and tamper indicators are not broken or missing. 4 Fullness should be determined by weighing or "hefting". 4 Examination for obvious physical damage, corrosion, leakage, or clogged nozzle. 4 Pressure gauge reading or indicator is in the operable range or position.
Portable Fire Extinguisher Safety Making That “Fight or Flight” Decision 4 You are trained in the use of extinguishers. 4 You know what is burning. 4 Fire is not spreading rapidly. 4 You don’t need Personal Protective Equipment. 4 Smoke and heat has not filled the area. 4 You have a clear path of escape. 4 Follow your instincts.
Portable Fire Extinguisher Safety The P.A.S.S. Method P ull the pin. A im the hose or nozzle. S queeze the lever. S weep the agent.
Portable Fire Extinguisher Safety n PULL the pin. n AIM at the base of the fire. n SQUEEZE the operating lever. n SWEEP from side to side.
Portable Fire Extinguisher Safety % Don’t call from the building involved in the emergency. % Help others and activate fire alarm on the way out. % Notify emergency services via 911 call. Give at least: ï Your name. ï Your location. ï Call back phone number. ï Describe the emergency. ï Describe current conditions. ï Describe any special hazards or needs,such as hazardous materials storage or non-ambulatory occupants. % Stay on the line, unless told to do otherwise. Reporting an Emergency
Portable Fire Extinguisher Safety The Employer’s Expectation of Use. 4Designated personnel as part of an emergency plan. Employees are not expected to be firefighters! Only certain employees are required to use fire extinguishers.
Portable Fire Extinguisher Safety 8 What “fire” is. 8 Extinguishing methods. 8 Classifications of fire. 8 Leading fire causes. 8 Fire prevention. 8 Importance of portable fire extinguishers. Learning Objectives review
Portable Fire Extinguisher Safety 8 Types of portable fire extinguishers. 8 Use of portable fire extinguishers. 8 When to use/not to use PFE. 8 Making a “fight or flight” decision. 8 Reporting an emergency. 8 Employer expectations. Learning Objectives review
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