SP09 Fire Protection

Purpose/Scope:

A build-up of combustible materials, hazardous substances and gases can all lead to a possible fire risk. Therefore it is important that ongoing control measures are instigated and maintained on site to prevent such an incident. Fire protection by way of fire extinguishers should be located near processes or tasks where there is a potential fire risk. It is important that access to fire extinguishers is always kept clear.

Procedures:

Silverback and subcontracted personnel are to comply with the relevant provisions of the following procedural requirements and references. The typical hazards addressed by this procedure include:

Hazards Risk (Potential)
  • Fire
  • Explosion
High
  1. Combustible materials shall not be permitted to accumulate to constitute a fire hazard.
  2. The burning of materials shall not be permitted on site.
  3. Fire prevention and suppression equipment for the completed premises shall be made operational as soon as possible. This may include heat and smoke detectors, etc.
  4. Flammable materials shall be stored and handled in a manner that minimises the risk of fire.
  5. Ensure warning signs are displayed wherever a person could encounter materials that: would burn with extraordinary speed, or could cause an explosion.
  6. All subcontractors shall provide a fire extinguisher of the appropriate type when all oxy and acetylene or other welding equipment is used on site.

References:

QLD Workplace Health and Safety Act 1995, Sections 22 & 28-31 Building Code of Australia.

AS2444 – 1995: Portable Fire Extinguishers and Fire Blankets – Selection and Location

Responsibility:

(Items 3 & to monitor compliance with this procedure) – Construction Supervisor

(Items 1, 2, 4-6 & to ensure all fire precautions are taken during on-site activities) – Subcontractors and Silverback personnel working on site

Documentation:

• No specific records to be maintained by Silverback

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