PREVENTING FIRES IN HOSPITALS
When people are injured or sick, hospitals provide a place where we can be treated and allowed time to recover. They are generally thought of as safe places; however, in an event of an unexpected fire, there may be considerable damage to facility as well as additional injury or even death inflicted on those in hospital’s care. The effects of hospital fire damage are long lasting and serious.
Wiring problems or storage of hazardous materials are risk threaten the safety of patients and staff alike and can bring a hospital to a standstill. There are many ways to prevent and control fires, but here are five that get the job done.
- Monitor Hospital kitchens
Kitchens have many fire hazards, form cooking with fats to open flames. It’s vital that pans, grills and other equipment are regularly cleaned and kitchens are equipped with the appropriate fire safety equipment.
- Routinely check electrical outlets and wires
Faulty and overloaded electrics are one of the leading causes of fire hospitals. Due to the number of electric equipment in hospital, there are various risks involved. Short circuits, overloaded electricity points and faulty wirings all represent substantial fire risks.
- Fire protection in hospitals
Below are 3 common fireproofing techniques to ensure that fires are effectively controlled.
- Hospital fire compartmentation
- Fire Doors
- Assessing fire risk in hospitals
Don’t allow smoking to takes place near oxygen-dispensing machines. When there is more oxygen in the air, fires burn easier, quicker and hotter than usual.
- Appoint fire safety officer who is regularly trained
This person should make sure fire extinguishers are in right location and that nothing is obstructing them.
SERVPRO of Ventura has developed a strong reputation for the efficiency and quality of its services, including smoke soot cleanup, smoke damage cleaning and smoke deodorization.
For smoke cleanup services and fire damage restoration, please call us SERVPRO of Ventura at (805) 656-3911