Handling of fire extinguishers in Laboratory or Office area

Handling of fire extinguishers

 

SOPs For  Handling of fire Extinguishers


Purpose:

To ensure correct usage of fire extinguishers in case of fire (Laboratory / Office area).


Responsibility: Quality Manager

     

Operations:

  • The fire extinguishers should be installed at strategic locations.
  • Display plan to show the position of fire extinguishers.
  • Conduct mock drill exercises to demonstrate the operation of fire extinguishers
  • Periodically check the extinguishers for the expiry & pressure


Check points / Precautions:

  • The fire extinguishers expiry date should not lapse.
  • All the persons should know how to handle the extinguishers.




Purpose:

To ensure correct & prompt usage of fire extinguishers in case of fire (Shop floor / Office area).



Operations:

  • Check if the pressure gauge needle is in the green zone.
  • Pull out safety seal.
  • Grasp can by black lever, depress downwards and spray.


Check points / Precautions:

  • Check the inbuilt pressure gauge periodically.
  • The green zone is an indicator of the state of readiness of the extinguisher. If pressure drops, the needle will shift to the red zone.
  • Call your supplier / local office at regular intervals.
  • Contents under pressure.
  • Do not puncture or incinerate even when empty.
  • Store away from direct heat.
  • Do not tamper with the can.
  • Break the seal only in case of fire.

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