Health and Safety

Up in smoke? How to carry out a fire risk assessment

Fire Safety’Fires need three things to start – a source of ignition (heat), a source of fuel (something that burns) and oxygen:
sources of ignition include heaters, lighting, naked flames, electrical equipment, smokers’ materials (cigarettes, matches etc), and anything else that can get very hot or cause sparks, sources of fuel include wood, paper, plastic, rubber or foam, loose packaging materials, waste rubbish and furniture, sources of oxygen include the air around us.

Source: Up in smoke? How to carry out a fire risk assessment

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