FIRE SAFETY AUDIT , Fire Safety Audit of Manufacturing Plants. Fire Safety Audit of Commercial and residential Buildings, Fire Safety Audit of Hospitals, Malls, Hotels, Banks etc,Fire Safety Audit is a useful tool. Fire Safety Audit is essentially an inspection of a non-residential premises to ascertain how it is being managed with regards to fire safety. The audit is an examination of the premises and relevant documents to ascertain how the premises are being managed regarding fire safety and can also involve speaking to staff members to learn their level of fire safety awareness.Benefits of Fire Safety Audit:Fire Safety audits enable the organizations to address the issues by identifying the following: Identify all significant fire hazards. Identify the people who are at risk from each hazard. Evaluate if existing control measures reduce risk to a tolerable level. Determine the required additional control measures required.Availability of adequate means of escape from the premises in case of fire.Availability of suitable fire detection and firefighting facilities. Availability of suitable emergency plan detailing responsibilities and actions of key personnel.Training, information and instruction to all occupants of premises about fire safety, Upkeep and testing of all fire safety equipment and precautions,Documents:-The necessary following documentation we may ask to see as evidence,A fire risk assessment. Emergency evacuation plans for the premises (what to do in the event of a fire).Records of fire drills (who, when). Staff fire safety training (what training).List of dangerous substances in the premises.Fire is one of theserious threats faced by every individual and organization. In India about19000 people per year lost their lives due to fire. Thestate of Tamilnadu has been witnessing loss of lives in the range of 100 to250 every year due to fires in the recent years. Apart from humancasualties, fires can cause property damage affecting the building, plantand machinery, furniture and fittings, electrical and electrical equipment etc.The loss of property to the tune of even Rs. 600 croresper year has been experienced recently by some of theinsurance company in India. The other losses like loss ofmarket, loss of good will, loss of data and damage to the reputation cannot beassessed quantitatively and hence pose severe threats to the survival of theorganization. Interestingly many of the property losses are notcovered by insurance due to lack of insurance awareness and costfactor involved in taking insurance in India. The total actual due tofires in the country could be of high magnitude.Need For Fire Safety Audit,Goingdown the memory lane one might recall the fire in Kumbakonam, Tamilnadu,where 94 children were killed which sparked off debates and arguments on thesafety of schools in the country during 2004, Fire in marriage hallin Trichy, Tamilnadu during 2004 killed 500 people.The causes for theseincidents are the lack of fire protection system and inadequate exitarrangements.
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