Smoke Control: Identifying Fire Hazards

Effective smoke control begins with prevention. Instead of purely focusing on how to deal with a fire if it occurs, think from the beginning and make sure that all possible preventative measures are in place. This will ensure that the risk of a fire is greatly reduced and actual smoke control will not be required.

The best way to prevent a fire is to make sure that all fire hazards are identified. In order to pinpoint fire hazards it is essential to carry out checks and examinations of flammable substances, safety procedures and environments which are susceptible to fire and explosions. Even dust can be dangerous if there is a significant amount in a poorly ventilated space.

One of the top priorities for any building is to establish escape routes so that people can escape in the event of a fire. This means that there needs to be an effective smoke control system is required to stop the smoke and fire from reaching these areas. There must also be an adequate fire alarm system in place to alert people immediately of a fire.

Don’t wait until a fire starts; fire hazard identification makes for effective smoke control.

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