Ignition and fuel sources

Lesson Progress:

Fires need an ignition source: a form of heat that can set fire to flammable materials nearby. If rubbish is allowed to accumulate, or solvents and paints are left open, they will create a dangerous environment that could be set on fire by any of the following sources of ignition.

  • Naked flames.
  • Sparks from cutting activities.
  • Overheating of power tools and electrical equipment.
  • Gas or electric heaters.
  • Smoking, or discarded matches or cigarettes.
  • Overheating of lights (particularly halogen).

Bonfires are not allowed on site, unless the site has a permit.