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Industrial Fire Prevention Online Training Course

Course Overview

Introduction to Fire Prevention and Safety in Industrial Facilities is an online training course specifically for Industrial Facilities looking to understand OSHA recommendations for fire prevention. Topics covered include flammable materials, fire prevention plans following OSHA regulations, emergency action plans, fire classification, extinguishing agents, handling hazardous materials, and more.

Learning Objectives

After successful completion of this OSHA compliant course, the student will be able to:

  • Recognize prevention as the best method for “fighting” fires.
  • Treat flammable and combustible materials with appropriate caution per OSHA standards.
  • Weld correctly to minimize risk.
  • Identify possible dangerous situations and sources of ignition.
  • Make note of evacuation routes in compliance with OSHA regulations.
  • Prepare better for an emergency.

Course Outline

  • Introduction
    • Reviewing the severity of fires and how workplaces are already safer than in historical buildings.
    • Understanding that prevention is the best way to fight fires.
    • Introducing how fires are ignited, what makes them grow, and the basics of extinguishing a fire.
    • Differences between fuels and which extinguishing agents should be used when.
    • Classification of fires as A, B, C, or D.
    • How to use an extinguisher using the “PASS” system.
  • Prevention
    • Getting help from your company’s Fire Prevention Plan.
    • Proper storage of hazardous materials.
    • The importance of “Flash arresters”, devices that prevent sparks from entering containers.
    • Working with unstable materials that are chemically reactive or spontaneously combustible.
    • Handling “shock sensitive materials that will combust if shaken or dropped.
    • Spotting less obvious ignition hazards like static electricity build up.
  • Equipment and Environment
    • The usage of machinery around flammable materials like fork lifts and even cell phones.
    • How to make environments safer from ignition before you start working.
    • Electrical equipment and avoiding fires caused by overload.
    • Strategic positioning of smoke alarms throughout an area.
    • Keeping emergency routes clear and working on an Emergency Action Plan.
    • What to do in the event of a fire and how to avoid smoke inhalation.
    • How to treat burns properly.