Causes and prevention of fires and explosions

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Causes and prevention of fires and explosions by Mind Map: Causes and prevention of fires and explosions

1. Accidental Fires

1.1. electrical appliances and installations

1.2. lightning strikes

1.3. cooking activites

1.4. heating and lighting

1.5. smoking

1.6. overheating of machinery

1.7. spontaneous combustion (cooking oils)

1.8. hot work

2. Sources of fuel

2.1. paper and cardboard

2.2. furniture, fixtures and fittings

2.3. electrical installation

2.4. combustible structural materials

2.5. wall and ceiling linings and frameworks

2.6. piped gas supply

2.7. cylinders of flammable gas

2.8. flammable chemicals, liquids and solvents

3. Sources of Oxygen

3.1. natural ventilation

3.2. forced ventilation systems

3.3. oxidising materials

4. FIRE LOAD

4.1. weight of combustible material per sq. foot in an area

5. Fire Risks in Construction and Maintenance Work

5.1. site storage of flammable and combustible materials

5.2. waste disposal

5.3. demolition

5.4. oxy-fuel equipment

5.5. temporary electrical installations

6. Arson Attack

6.1. former employee

6.2. criminals

6.3. opportunist vandals

6.4. serial, dedicated arsonists

6.5. members of pressure groups

7. Control Sources of Ignition

7.1. use safe electrical equipment

7.2. zoning hazardous locations

7.3. controlling the use of mobile phones

7.4. maintenance and portable appliance testing

7.5. designing smoking areas

7.6. applying principles of fire risk assessment

8. Control Sources of Fuel

8.1. storage of incompatible substances, BIG NO

8.2. containment of leaks or spillages

8.3. precautions for filling and emptying containers

8.4. precautions for the transport of flammable materials

9. Safe Storage, Transport and Use of Flammable Combustible Materials

9.1. ventilations

9.2. ignition

9.3. containment

9.4. exchange

9.5. separation

10. Inspection and Maintenance Programmes

10.1. equipment

10.2. work areas

10.3. containers

10.4. pipe work