What are the precautions to be taken to avoid fire?

What are the precautions to be taken to avoid fire?

Every mechanical workshop will have some safety rules in place in order to avoid accidents, this includes fire precautions to avoid a fire. Here are some precautions that can be taken in order to avoid a fire:

  • Wear and use safety equipment at all times
  • No smoking or drinking
  • Wear appropriate clothing that covers the skin
  • Avoid loose clothing and loose hair
  • Wear closed toe shoes; avoid open toe shoes
  • Keep the floor clean and free from oil and other slippery materials
  • Avoid playing, jostling or goofing around inside the workshop
  • Put all unnecessary items and rejected items in scrap box
  • Learn everything about the machine before starting
  • Follow safety procedure on each machine
  • Never store inflammable materials inside or around the shop
  • Never play with electricity, fire, parts with sharp edges, etc.
  • Keep fire buckets with sand ready for use in the workshop
  • Switches and other electrical parts must be made of fireproof material
  • Carbon dioxide gas should be place at required points in special containers
  • Fire extinguishers of suitable type should be placed at accessible places

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