Industrial fires are a huge danger for manufacturing and industrial facilities. They can put people’s lives at risk, not to mention all of the property damage that they cause. Given how serious industrial fires are, we want to do everything we can to prevent them. Today, we’ll be going over ways that you can minimize the likelihood of industrial fires and explosions happening around your facility.
Get a Hazard Analysis Done
A Dust Hazard Analysis, known as a DHA, helps you keep track of what hazards there are around your facility that could cause industrial fires. When you know what materials are most dangerous around your facility, you can figure out how to reduce and eliminate them so that your facility can remain as safe as possible.. You also avoid having to pay fines to OSHA (Occupational Safety and Health Administration).
Give Your Staff Fire Safety Training
To prevent industrial fires, giving your staff fire safety training goes a long way. When providing training to your staff members, there are a few topics you’ll want to go over. These include:
- Causes of industrial fires and explosions
- How fires spread
- How to detect fire hazards
- Proper storing and handling of flammable items
- Fire prevention tips
You also want to cover how to properly clean your facility if a fire does pop up. You don’t want any combustible dust to stick around because that can help to ignite a future fire. Lastly, you should go over what to do during a fire, including how to evacuate people safely and how to use a fire extinguisher.
Inspect the Equipment Around Your Facility
When your equipment isn’t properly maintained, you’re much more likely to experience an industrial explosion or fire. That’s why inspecting your equipment is of the utmost importance. Plan to have your equipment checked regularly. Inspections should be done either once or twice each year, sometimes more often for pieces of equipment that get used more frequently. This way, you’ll be able to stay on top of repairs that are needed so that your equipment doesn’t fail you.
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