Fire Safety Guidance

Fire Safety Guidance

Firesure have prepared these useful fire safety guides using plain language and avoiding unnecessary jargon.

Fire Extinguishers and ADR Regulations
The latest requirements for fire extinguishers in transport units carrying dangerous goods are set out in Annex B, Part 8, Chapter 8.1.4 of ADR 2011.

Fire Extinguishers and PSV Regulations
A guide to fire extinguisher requirements for Public Service Vehicles (PSV).

Fire Extinguishers and Irish Law
This article examines the general legal requirements for the provision and maintenance of fire extinguishers in Ireland as they are set out in the applicable Acts, Statutory Instruments, Irish Standard Specification, and approved Codes of Practice.

The Five Steps of Fire Risk Assessment
A fire risk assessment is a systematic and critical evaluation of a premises and the activities carried on there for the purpose of determining the likelihood of a fire occurring and causing harm to people in and around the premises. This guide explains how to undertake a fire risk assessment in your workplace.

The System of Safety Signs at Workplaces
Safety signs are an important part of good health and safety management as well as a legal requirement in all workplaces. This guide explains the system of safety signs that must be used in Irish workplaces.

How to Use a Fire Extinguisher
It is important that you know how to use a fire extinguisher before you need to use one because you won't have time to read the instructions when a fire breaks out.

Fire Extinguisher Colour Codes
This guide explains the fire extinguisher colour-coding system that enables the user to quickly identify its type of extinguishing medium.

The Fire Classification System
This guide explains the different classes of fire and how to select the correct type of fire extinguisher for use on each class of fire.

The Fire Extinguisher Rating System
Fire extinguishers that are designed for use on class A and class B fires carry a rating that indicates the size of fire that it has successfully extinguished under test conditions. The fire rating system allows the minimum provision of fire extinguishers for each storey of a building to be calculated on the basis of its total floor area.

Theory of Fire: The Fire Tetrahedron
Before you can understand how a fire is extinguished, you first need to understand the Theory of Fire. This short guide will help you to understand the basic principles involved.

Comparing Fire Extinguishers
This short guide examines the comparative advantages and disadvantages of the different types of fire extinguishers in general use and their respective extinguishing method.

Monthly Inspection of Fire Extinguishers by the User
All fire extinguishers should be inspected by the user at least monthly to make sure that they are in their proper position, have not been discharged or lost pressure (in the case of extinguishers fitted with a pressure indicator) or suffered obvious damage. Learn how to do this here.

General Fire Precautions Notice for Employees
A number of Ireland's local Fire Authorities recommend that this notice should be provided to all employees on a regular basis and should be placed in a number of locations in the premises, to provide a constant reminder of the fire safety rules to be observed by all employees and other occupants.
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