General Fire Safety Considerations

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General Fire Safety Considerations

1- Learn Not To Burn

2- Each Lab (Hospital) Must Hold Compulsory Fire Drills (Including Lectures, Demonstrations And Practice On Fire And The Use Of Fire Fighting Equipments)

3- Each Lab (Hospital) Must Have The Following Fire Alert And Fighting Equipments;

  • A) Smoke And Heat Detectors
  • B) Fire Alarm & Emergency Buttons(Switches)
  • Fire Alarm Sound System (Whole Hospital)
  • D) Water Sprinklers
  • E) Various Types Of Fire-Extinguishers
  • F) Connected Water Hose Reel
  • G) Unobstructed Fire & Emergency Exit
  • H) Push Bar Type Fire Escape Doors
  • I) Fire Blankets
  • J) Emergency Shower

4- Fire Extinguishers Must Be Always Full And Operational

5- Fire Extinguishers Must Be Checked Regularly

6- Fire Extinguishers Must Be Placed In Unobstructed, Easy To Access And Well Signed Location

7- Do Not Obstruct Corridors And Exits With Any Furniture Or Equipment

8- Lab Doors Must Be Fire Resistant And Have A Fire Resistant Glass Window

9- Lab Doors Must Be Kept Shut All The Time To Compartmentalize Fire

10- Corridors And Lab Sections Must Have Automatic Fire Shut Doors To Compartmentalize Fire

11- All Sections Must Have Clear Fire Break And Evacuation Area

12- If You Discover Fire; Do Not Panic, Be Calm But Act Seriously

  • A- Phone The Fire Brigade (Civil Defence) Or Safety Department
  • B- Sound The Alarm
  • C- Switch Off The Electricity Power Breaker
  • D- If Fire Is Small, Then Use The Suitable Fire Fighting Equipment Properly (Fire Extinguisher, Fire Blanket)
  • E- If Fire Is Not Small; Evacuate The Area And Go Through The Emergency Exits To The Nearest Fire Break Area
  • F- Do Not Stop To Collect Personal Or Other Belongings
  • G- Never Use The Elevator
  • H- Walk Down The Stairs In A Continuous Flow Movement
  • I- Do Not Rush Or Cause Stampede, Serious Injuries, And Death May Occur
  • K- Once Outside The Building Assemble In The Fire-Break Area Outside
  • L- Do Not Re-Enter The Lab Or Building Unless It Is Declared Safe By The Fire Brigade
  • M- Remember; Even After The Fire Has Been Extinguished There May Still Be Small Pockets Of Fire, very Hot Elements, And The Danger Of Collapse Of Walls, Roofs Or The Whole Building
  • N- Record The Incident In A Record Book

13- When You Hear An Alarm; Do Not Panic, Be Calm But Act Seriously

  • A- Make Sure That You Understand The Alarm Ringing System Of The Hospital
  • B- If It Indicates Serious Fire; Then Evacuate The Area Immediately And Go Through The Emergency Exits To The Nearest Fire Break Area
  • C- Do Not Stop To Collect Personal Or Other Belongings
  • D- Never Use The Elevator
  • E- Walk Down The Stairs In A Continuous Flow Movement
  • F- Do Not Rush Or Cause Stampede, Serious Injuries And Death May Occur
  • G- Once Outside The Building Assemble In The Fire-Break Area Outside
  • H- Do Not Re-Enter The Lab Or Building Unless It Is Declared Safe By The Fire Brigade
  • I- Remember; Even After The Fire Has Been Extinguished There May Still Be Small Pockets Of Fire, very Hot Elements, And The Danger Of Collapse Of Walls, Roofs Or The Whole Building

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