How to reduce the risk of fire on a construction site:
Fire hazards can happen anywhere, but on a construction site there are lots of things that happen which will increase the risk of fire.
The construction area is susceptible area to fire, because there are various risks which are greater when compared to a burning house or another burning building. For this reason, the fire brigade is stricter when it comes to fire safety regulations on construction sites. There are various things you can do to help reduce the risk of fire on a construction site;
Avoid open flames on the construction site.
As much as possible, you should avoid using flames and find alternatives to make sure that the fire will not grow. A fire can quickly become out of control so it is important that you reduce flames as much as possible.
Avoid using flammable or hazardous materials.
Welding machines or propane torches can be two items that you will see on a construction site which could cause fire. Try to make sure that if you do need to use such items, there are at least two fire extinguishers in the nearby facility. This will help if a fire does become out of control.
Have proper ventilation.
Make sure that there is proper ventilation to the construction site, especially when using chemical solvents. This will avoid fumes building up in the building and then exploding.
Make it a no smoking zone.
Although most places are now smoke-free within the UK, make sure that you enforce this rule across the construction site because any reckless disposal of cigarette butts can cause a major fire on a construction site.
Keep any flammable liquids in a fireproof cabinet.
This will ensure that if there is a fire, the flammable liquids will not add to the flames and cause it to become wildly out of control.
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