Fire Prevention Handbook - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780408022606, 9781483161327

Fire Prevention Handbook

1st Edition

eBook ISBN: 9781483161327
Imprint: Butterworth-Heinemann
Published Date: 1st August 1986
Page Count: 152
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Fire Prevention Handbook is a handbook on fire prevention and covers topics ranging from the so-called Fire Triangle to fire extinguishers, fixed systems, fire alarms, and workforce training. Arson, highly flammable liquids and LPG, and fire insurance are also discussed. This handbook has 13 chapters and begins with an introduction to the Fire Triangle, an elegantly simple way of illustrating the three prerequisites for a blaze—heat, fuel, and oxygen—in the context of fire prevention and fire extinguishment. Attention then turns to the causes of fire, including electrical installations and apparatus, malicious or intentional ignition, and the burning of rubbish. The following chapters focus on the basic steps of fire prevention; the legal requirements that apply to fire prevention; fixed systems; and fire alarms. The training and motivation of in-house fire teams, the hazards of highly flammable liquids and LPG, fire insurance, and how to prevent arson are also considered. This text is intended for managers or supervisors of small-to-medium size industrial plants.

Table of Contents

Chapter 1 The Fire Triangle

Chapter 2 How Fires Start

Chapter 3 Basic Fire Prevention

Chapter 4 The Legal Requirements

Chapter 5 Fire Extinguishers

Chapter 6 Fixed Systems

Chapter 7 Fire Alarms - Detection, Warning and Escape

Chapter 8 In-house Fire Teams - Training and Motivation

Chapter 9 Training the Workforce

Chapter 10 Highly Flammable Liquids and LPG

Chapter 11 Arson - The Modern Sickness

Chapter 12 Fire Insurance

Chapter 13 Summary

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