Fire Prevention in Healthcare Facilities
20 min. | by Marcom Group
This video takes a look at what causes fires in healthcare facilities, and what can be done to prevent them...as well as what employees should do in case of a fire emergency.
Of all the safety problems an employee can encounter, fire can be among the most frightening. Every year fires in healthcare facilities cause millions of dollars in damage and result in hundreds of injuries, a number of which are fatal. Yet many employees do not realize how their own actions, or inactions, can contribute to the risk of fire.
Fire Prevention in Healthcare Facilities looks at how fires start, reviews steps that can be taken to help prevent fires and discusses what employees should do in case of a fire emergency.
Topics covered include:
- Common causes of fires in healthcare facilities
- Preventing fires
- The concept of "flashpoint"
- "Classes" of fires
- Fire extinguishers
- Handling flammable materials
- Evacuation and other employee responsibilities
- First aid
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