Workplace Fire Safety
To ensure that employees are knowledgeable in fire prevention and emergency response in the workplace.
Objectives: Employees should be able to:
describe the emergency procedures for their facility in case of fire.
identify common fire hazards in the workplace and how to prevent them.
identify special situations or individuals in the workplace that may require an emergency response different than the standard response.
demonstrate how to correctly use a fire extinguisher.
take part in a company fire drill, and demonstrate the correct emergency response.
Your facility’s emergency response plan
Handouts (obtained from Seattle Fire Department) Workplace Fire Safety, Fire Extinguishers
Video (obtained from Seattle Fire Department) Evacuation, the Employees Guide to Survival, Fire...In the Workplace and/or How to Select and Safely Use Portable Fire Extinguishers
Instructor Information Workplace Fire Facts
There are approximately 6,000 office fires in the United
States each year.
Major causes of fires in office buildings.
Arson Pay close attention to security measures. Keep doors and windows locked after business hours. Keep areas around the building - especially alleys and loading docks - well lit and clear of combustibles. Pay attention to housekeeping within the building as well.