What are the Flammable Materials in the Workplace

This 1 minute safety training video covers: What is a flashpoint, what makes a fire burn, flashpoint temperature of flammable substances, flashpoint temperature of combustible substances, how to safely extinguish a fire. This clip was taken from a full-length training video. Click here to watch the 22 minute full length version.

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Atlantic's Industrial Fire Prevention" training program looks at the fire hazards that can be encountered in industrial environments, discusses how fires can be prevented, and explains what employees should do in case a fire emergency occurs in their workplace.

Topics covered include:

  • What are the Flammable Materials in the Workplace
  • How fires burn.
  • The four most common classes of fires.
  • Extinguishing fires.
  • Handling flammable materials safely.
  • How to prevent fires.
  • Dealing with a fire emergency.
  • ...and more.
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Video Transcript

Fuel is the combustible material, it can be a solid such as wood, paper or cloth, liquid such as gasoline and gas such as acetylene and propane. An obvious but often overlooked technique for preventing fires is good housekeeping, ask yourself what’s here that can feed a fire, deposit trash in safe containers which are empty daily. Place oily rugs and trash in covered containers taking the fuel away before it can burn is by far the best way to prevent trouble. Keep flammable liquids stored in tightly close containers, draw from the storage drum only what you need, by limiting the volume of flammable liquid you limit the amount of fuel in case of a fire.