Revision 12/06 Fire prevention plan

Revision 12/06Purpose

OSHA’s Fire Prevention Plan regulation, found at 1910.39, requires our company to have a written Fire Prevention Plan (FPP). This plan applies to all operations in our company where employees may encounter a fire.
This Fire Prevention Plan (FPP) is in place at this company to control and reduce the possibility of fire and to specify the type of equipment to use in case of fire. This plan addresses the following issues:
  • Major workplace fire hazards and proper handling and storage procedures for hazardous materials.
  • Potential ignition sources and their control.
  • The type of fire protection equipment necessary to control each major hazard.
  • Procedures to control accumulations of flammable and combustible waste materials.
  • Procedures for regular maintenance of safeguards installed on heat-producing equipment to prevent the accidental ignition of combustible materials.
  • The name of job title of employees responsible for maintaining equipment to prevent or control sources of ignition or fires.
  • The name of job title of employees responsible for the control of fuel source hazards.
Under this plan, our employees will be informed of the plan’s purpose, preferred means of reporting fires and other emergencies, types of evacuations to be used in various emergency situations, and the alarm system. The plan is closely tied to our Emergency Action Plan where procedures are described for emergency evacuation procedures and exit route assignments, procedures to account for all employees after emergency evacuation has been completed, and rescue and medical duties for those employees who perform them. Please see the Emergency Action Plan for this information.
____________ is the Plan Coordinator, acting as the representative of the Facility Manager, who has overall responsibility for the plan. The written plan is kept in ____________. ____________ will review and update the plan as necessary. Copies of this plan may be obtained from ____________.
The FPP communicates to employees, policies and procedures to follow in a fire emergency. This written plan is available, on request, to employees, their designated representatives, and OSHA officials.
We encourage suggestions to make improvements to the plan because we are committed to the success of our fire prevention program. We strive for clear understanding, safe behavior, and involvement in the plan from every level of the company.

Revision 12/06Plan coordinator responsibilities

At ____________, the Plan Coordinator is responsible for the following activities:
  • Develop a written Fire Prevention Plan for regular and after-hours work conditions.
  • Immediately notify the ____________ fire or police departments, and the building owner/ superintendent in the event of a fire affecting the facility.
  • Integrate the FPP with the existing general emergency plan covering the building occupied.
  • Distribute procedures for reporting a fire, the location of fire exits, and exit routes to each employee.
  • Conduct drills to acquaint the employees with fire procedures, and to judge their effectiveness.
  • Satisfy all local fire codes and regulations as specified.
  • Train designated employees in the use of fire extinguishers and the application of medical first-aid techniques.
  • Keep key management personnel home telephone numbers in a safe place in the facility for immediate use in the event of a fire. Distribute a copy of the list to key persons to be retained in their homes for use in communicating a fire occurring during non-work hours. Decide to have employees and non-employees remain in or evacuate the facility in the event of a fire.
If evacuation is deemed necessary, the Plan Coordinator ensures that:
  • All employees are notified and evacuated and a head count is taken to confirm total evacuation of all employees.
  • When practical, equipment is placed and locked in storage rooms or desks for protection.
  • The building owner/superintendent is contacted, informed of the action taken, and asked to assist in coordinating security protection.
  • In locations where the building owner/superintendent is not available, security measures to protect employee records and property are arranged as necessary.
In addition, the Plan Coordinator is responsible for the following duties unique to this facility: ____________.

Revision 12/06Fire hazards

Fire prevention measures involving proper handling and storage of hazardous materials have been developed. These include: ____________.
Fuel is used throughout the facility as an energy source for various systems or equipment. This fuel can be a significant fire hazard and must be monitored and controlled. These include: ____________.

Revision 12/06Potential ignition sources

Flammable or combustible materials and other fuel sources may not ignite on their own without an external source of ignition. The following procedures are used to control known ignition sources at this company: ____________.

Revision 12/06Fire protection equipment

Fire protection equipment used at this company is selected and purchased by ____________. This equipment includes the following types of extinguishers: ____________.
In addition, the following equipment is also on site to control fires: ____________.
Fire protection equipment and systems are indicated on the building floor plan in an appendix to this plan.

Revision 12/06Maintenance of equipment/systems

It is our intent to ensure the reliability of fire protection equipment and equipment and systems installed on heat-producing equipment to prevent the accidental ignition of combustible materials. The following employees are responsible for maintaining equipment and systems installed to prevent or control sources of ignition or fires: ____________.
Our procedures for maintaining equipment/systems are as follows: ____________.

Revision 12/06Housekeeping procedures

Our company controls accumulations of flammable and combustible waste materials and residues so that they do not contribute to a fire. We have identified the following potential hazards in our facility: ____________.
The following procedures have been developed to eliminate or minimize the risk of fire due to improperly stored or disposed of materials.____________.

Revision 12/06Training

Revision 12/06Fire prevention plan
At the time of a fire, employees should know what type of evacuation is necessary and what their role is in carrying out the plan. In cases where the fire is large, total and immediate evacuation of all employees is necessary. In smaller fires, a partial evacuation of nonessential employees with a delayed evacuation of others may be necessary for continued operation. We must be sure that employees know what is expected of them during a fire to assure their safety.
Our company trains employees through classroom instruction followed by a drill. Managers and supervisors also give all their employees (divided into small groups) a thorough briefing and demonstration.
Training, conducted on initial assignment, includes:
  • Fire hazards to which an employee is exposed;
  • What to do if employee discovers a fire;
  • Demonstration of alarm, if more than one type exists;
  • How to recognize fire exits;
  • Evacuation routes;
  • Assisting employees with disabilities;
  • Measures to contain fire (e.g., closing office doors and windows in immediate vicinity);
  • Head count procedures (see EAP for details);
  • Return to building after the “all-clear” signal; and
  • Those parts of the Fire Prevention Plan necessary for self-protection.
If the Plan Coordinator has reason to believe an employee does not have the understanding required, the employee must be retrained. ____________ certifies in writing that the employee has received and understands the Fire Prevention Plan training.
Any employee who does not comply with this plan will be disciplined.
Our building houses several places of employment, so we have set up a building-wide FPP including all employers in the building. ____________ has informed its employees of their duties and responsibilities under the plan. Each employer in the facility has a copy of the standardized plan and it is accessible by affected employees.
Together we have coordinated the FPPs of all employers in the building to avoid confusion and conflicts during a fire.
Revision 12/06Fire protection equipment
The Plan Coordinator provides training for each employee whose job duties require the use of fire protection equipment. Employees may not use fire protection equipment without appropriate training. Training, before an individual is assigned responsibility to fight a fire, includes:
  • Types of fires,
  • Types of fire prevention equipment,
  • Location of fire prevention equipment,
  • How to use fire prevention equipment,
  • Limitations of fire prevention equipment,
  • Proper care and maintenance of assigned fire prevention equipment, and ____________.
Employees must demonstrate an understanding of the training and the ability to use the equipment properly before they are allowed to perform work requiring the use of the equipment.
If the Plan Coordinator has reason to believe an employee does not have the understanding or skill required, the employee must be retrained. ____________ certifies in writing that the employee has received and understands the fire protection equipment training.

Revision 12/06Appendix

We have attached the following documents to this plan to ensure better understanding of our Fire Protection Plan: ____________.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Although knowing how to fight fires and use fire extinguishers is important, the best tool to fight fires is fire prevention.

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