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 Safety Tips

As part of the Safety Office’s ongoing commitment to Safety we provide Safety Tips on a monthly basis. Keep these tips in mind as you go about your day for a safer, happier time.
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Work Place Fire Safety

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QUICK TIPS TO HANDLE FIRE ACCIDENTS AT YOUR WORKPLACE (GUEST POST)
by pat brownlee on November 12, 2013

“Safety never takes a holiday”. Truly, safety is the most important aspect of our lives. Following safety procedures is everyone’s responsibility. Can you imagine a day when someone knocks your door to inform that your loved one is in hospital in a serious condition, as the result of an accident? This is really heartbreaking news. Most accidents happen because they have not been prevented. So, taking health and safety training is very important to lead a safe and happy life. Employers must pay a lot of attention to manage health and safety at work to prevent accidents and ill health.

Fire accidents can strike anywhere and at anytime. Employees should undergo basic fire safety training because these accidents are expected to occur annually in most workplaces. Having ideas on fire safety tips is very important so as to prevent the likelihood of a fire that may result in injury, property damage or even death. There are many safety tips that employees should keep in mind which help them while fire accidents. Some of them are as follows:

After noticing a fire, you should immediately call to a fire department. The sooner they come to know the faster they approach

Employees should know exactly where the fire extinguishers are located, as well as how to use them

Shout for help loudly

Keep in mind that you should not use elevators during fire accidents. This is because if the power fails, you are stuck in the elevator with no means of escape

If you find any papers or any other clutter lying on the floor, immediately throw them out as they spread the fire more quickly

If your building is in fire check, you need to check before opening. If you feel any heat, then do not open that door

Switch off all the electrical appliances

Do not disturb the fire team during fire fighting

Do not form into groups because it is difficult for the fire fighters to perform their tasks

Health and safety training effectively prevents the workplace accidents and injuries. Today, most of the business organizations are providing the best safety management systems as they understood the significance of the health and management that leads to:

Cost reductions

Improved employee relationships

Improved public image

Increase in the business productivity and reliability

Fire accidents are extremely deadly if you do not take proper precautions. As a business manager, you need to set up the health and safety notice board and keep it updated. Organize these health programs for your staff to reduce the hazards at your workplace and develop a safety action plan.

 

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Disclaimer: These tips have been posted as general information for increasing safety awareness. The Maricopa County Safety Tips web site is provided for information purposes only. Information on this web page is subject to change without notice. Maricopa County does not accept any liability to any person for the information or advice (or the use of such information or advice) that is provided, on the basis that all persons accessing the site undertake responsibility for assessing the relevance and accuracy of its content. No liability is accepted for any information or services that may appear in any other format. We make every effort to insure the integrity and validity of the data on the web page, however, we assume no responsibility for any information or services, nor do we endorse any firm or its products that may appear on any linked web sites. Continued use of this web site signifies that you have accepted the terms of the disclaimer.

For additional information, contact the Maricopa County Safety Office at (602) 506-8601.

Last updated: 14 May 2010, jld


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