You and your site employer

Lesson Progress:
What your site and employer should do for you
1.Undertake a fire risk assessment at the start of the project, review it as the project and risks on site change, and inform you of actions to take in the event of an emergency.
2.Provide, maintain and test fire detection and fire-fighting equipment. Keep escape routes and fire exits clear of all obstructions.
3.Provide a secure storage place for gas cylinders, flammable liquids and materials.
4.Display a fire action plan that details the actions you should take in the event of an emergency, the fire escape routes and fire assembly points.
5.Have a system to control hot work, such as a hot-work permit.
6.Provide means to make sure rubbish and waste do not build up.
7.Provide and identify designated smoking areas, where applicable.
What you should do for your site and employer
1.Know what to do and how to raise the alarm, if there is a fire.
2.Store materials and fuels in designated areas.
3.Keep exit routes and fire points clear at all times.
4.Practice good housekeeping and clear up your waste.
5.Know when and how to get a hot-work permit, if required.
6.Report anything you feel could be a fire risk (such as damaged electrical cables, hot lamps near combustible materials, and signs of arson).
7.Do not move fire extinguishers from their designated points.
8.Do not smoke on site, unless there is a designated area where it is allowed.