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FIRE PROTECTION

Don't get burned! Protection is the name of the game. We need to protect ourselves, co-workers tools and equipment, storage trailers, and the location where we work and live in case of fire.

Protection begins with planning who is going to call the fire department should there be a fire. Is the fire department's emergency phone number posted next to the telephone? Are there fire extinguishers available in our work areas? Is there one in the job truck? Is there a full extinguisher in the job office trailer? Do you have extinguishers and smoke alarms at home?

Are flammable liquids stored in approved containers? When using a cutting torch take steps to make sure the surrounding areas will not catch fire by removing all combustible materials.

What about housekeeping? Does the job clean up all work areas on a daily basis, or do you wait until the areas are cluttered with all kinds of combustible material?

Are 'No Smoking’ areas posted so all workers know not to -smoke in areas where flammable liquids or containers are stored?

Part of your protection plan should be to know where all fire exits are! Do you know the one closest to your work area? Do you have a back-up exit in case the first one is blocked? Do you have an escape plan at home?

Smoke alarms on the job and at home should be tested monthly. Replace batteries twice a year. Remember, protection starts with you. You must plan what to do, -who to call and where to go should a fire break out. You must also do your part by storing flammables properly and smoking only in safe areas.

It doesn't take much f or a small fire to become a killer. With proper training and knowledge you can protect yourself, your workplace and your home.

EMERGENCY NUMBERS' NEED TO BE POSTED AT EACH TELEPHONE. DO YOU KNOW WHAT NUMBERS TO CALL FOR FIRE, POLICE OR AMBULANCE?

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