Introduction to Fire Safety Management

1st Edition

The handbook for students on NEBOSH and other fire safety courses

Authors: Andrew Furness Martin Muckett
Paperback ISBN: 9780750680684
Imprint: Butterworth-Heinemann
Published Date: 17th September 2007
Page Count: 440

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Description

Andrew Furness and Martin Muckett give an introduction to all areas of fire safety management, including the legal framework, causes and prevention of fire and explosions, fire protection measures, fire risk assessment, and fire investigation. Fire safety is not treated as an isolated area but linked into an effective health and safety management system.

Introduction to Fire Safety Management has been developed for the NEBOSH Certificate in Fire Safety and Risk Management and is also suitable for other NVQ level 3 and 4 fire safety courses. The text is highly illustrated in full colour, easy to read and supported by checklists, report forms and record sheets. This practical approach makes the book a valuable reference for health and safety professionals, fire officers, facility managers, safety reps, managers, supervisors and HR personnel in companies, as well as fire safety engineers, architects, construction managers and emergency fire services personnel.

Andrew Furness CFIOSH, GIFireE, Dip2OSH, MIIRSM, MRSH, is Managing Director of Salvus Consulting Limited who specialise in Fire Safety. He was the chairman of the NEBOSH / IOSH working party that developed the NEBOSH Fire Safety and Risk Management certificate.

Martin Muckett MA, MBA, CMIOSH, MIFireE, Dip2OSH, former Principal Health and Safety Advisor to The Fire Service Inspectorate and Principal Fire Safety Officer, Martin is currently Salvus Consulting Limited’s Senior Fire Safety Trainer / Consultant.

Key Features

  • Fully covers the syllabus for the NEBOSH Certificate in Fire Safety and Risk Management
  • Student-friendly presentation in full colour packed with illustrations and photographs
  • Includes a summary of legislation relevant to fire safety, ideal as a reference for students as well as practitioners

Readership

Students on fire safety management and fire risk assessment courses as well as students on general health & safety courses. Fire officers, facility managers, safety reps, managers, supervisors, and HR personnel in companies, who have fire safety responsibilities. Health & Safety professionals. Fire safety engineers, construction managers and architects. Local Authority enforcement officers and emergency fire services personnel.

Table of Contents

  1. Fire safety foundations
  2. Safety policy
  3. Organising for safety
  4. Safety culture
  5. Principles of risk assessment
  6. General principles of control
  7. Principles of fire and explosion
  8. Causes and prevention of fire
  9. Fire protection in buildings
    1. Safety of people in the event of a fire
    2. Monitoring, auditing and reviewing fire safety systems
    3. Reactive monitoring – reporting, recording and investigation
    4. Environmental impact of fire
    5. Fire risk assessment
    6. Summary of key legal requirementsAbbreviations Index

Details

No. of pages:
440
Language:
English
Copyright:
© Butterworth-Heinemann 2007
Published:
Imprint:
Butterworth-Heinemann
Paperback ISBN:
9780750680684

About the Author

Andrew Furness

Andrew Furness CFIOSH, GIFireE, Dip2OSH, MIIRSM, MRSH, is Managing Director of Salvus Consulting Limited who specialise in Fire Safety. He was the chairman of the NEBOSH/IOSH working party that developed the NEBOSH Fire Safety and Risk Management certificate.

Affiliations and Expertise

Managing Director, Salvus Consulting Limited, U.K. Was the chairman of the NEBOSH/IOSH working party that developed the NEBOSH Certificate in Fire Safety and Risk Management.

Martin Muckett

Martin Muckett MA, MBA, CMIOSH, MIFireE, Dip2OSH, former Principal Health and Safety Advisor to The Fire Service Inspectorate and Principal Fire Safety Officer, Martin is currently Salvus Consulting Limited's Senior Fire Safety Trainer / Consultant.

Affiliations and Expertise

Senior Fire Safety Trainer/Consultant, Salvus Consulting Limited, U.K. Former Principal Health and Safety Advisor to The Fire Service Inspectorate and Principal Fire Safety Officer.

Reviews

"The book is aimed at candidates for the NEBOSH Certificate in Fire Safety but its value goes far beyond such a limited audience, for this is a first-class introduction to all those who need an introduction to safety management generally before focusing on the management of fire in premises. [...] for the specialist Certificate candidate, this will cover everything they need to know. For the rest of us, this is for now the market leader in the principle and practice of fire management. It is highly recommended for its coverage, quality of writing, and ease of understanding." - Review in SAFETY & HEALTH PRACTITIONER, July 2008 “It’s so straightforward, with easy-to-follow arguments and advice […]. I have no hesitation in recommending this book to all who have a responsibility for ensuring the safety of others from fire.” - Review in HEALTH AND SAFETY AT WORK MAGAZINE, August 2008