UniversityIdentify how identifying fire risks in the workplace will help to reduce the number of fires in premises. Identification of fire risks in the workplace is an essential activity that should be done in order to ensure that the people and the workplace both have reduced number of fires in the premises. What happens when the risks in a workplace are identified? With the recognition process, the persons and administration working in a workplace acknowledge the number of risks and hazards involved and take essential actions in order to minimize the ratio of considerable fire risks (Fire Protection Association, 2000).
While identification, the fire management staff considers all possible ways by which, the building or workplace can be affected because of fire. Any workplace management should hire a fire management staff in order to judge any kinds of threats that can be there in case of fire outbreak (Fire Protection Association, 1997). The fire management staff is responsible for reduction of number of fires in premises. Reduction of risks is only possible if the risks are identified before time and there are some steps taken to eradicate a massive outcome in terms of harm (Fire Protection Association, 1997).
Identification is done with the help of previously involved risks, the business establishment, the nature of competitors, the priorities of staff members, searching reasons for outbreak of fire in alike workplaces and places where there are chances are accidental outbreak of fire and places where there are intentionally putting on of fire (Fire Protection Association, 1997). To identify reasons related to arson attack as well as unintentional accidental outbreak of fire is very necessary so that people who are working there can be fully taught about all possible harmful outcomes related to outbreak of fire, if there is any (Loss Prevention Council publications, 1999).
It has been suggested that detection of risks in a workplace is entirely important and significant as the security of a large number of people along with the building’s assets is at stake in case of outbreak of fire (Fire Protection Association, 1997). If all the possible risks related to fire outbreak are identified, there are chances to control any outbreak of fire with the help of precautionary measures that has been taken to reduce any harmful output in case of outbreak of fire.
The fire risks identification staff will identify fire risks in terms of different areas of the workplace, the rooms, corridors, ceilings, offices, kitchens, bathrooms, confidential areas and other parts of the workplace (Fire Protection Association, 2000). Like the identification of risks involved in different areas of the workplace, the fire management staff should also recommend different measures that the management or personnel should take in order to lessen the fires in the premises (Loss Prevention Council publications, 1999). While recognition of fire risks involved, the fire management staff recommends ways such as fixation of tools like fire extinguishers that sense heat as well as smoke in order to control the outbreak of fire, the security personnel being appointed at various areas of the workplace should be taught and informed about all the probable risks (Loss Prevention Council publications, 1999).
With the identification of arson attack that can be there, the security people should be alert and cautious before time (Fire Protection Association, 1997).
They must ensure that no irrelevant person should go inside premises or those confidential areas where the entry of unknown people is restricted. In the identification process, the management should make certain that no area or place is left in a workplace in terms of assessment of fire risks involved in the workplace (Fire Protection Association, 2000). When essential measures will be taken after assessment of fire risks, automatically the risks involved related to outbreak of fire will be reduced, as those essential measures will ensure the reduction of fires in the workplace through the risk strategies that are adopted to control any arson attack or accidental outbreak of fire (Shields and Silcock, 1987).