An understanding of the principles of Fire and Explosion are critical to identifying how a fire will start and spread, the former of which are known as primary fire hazards, each of which has the ability to initiate or start a fire, or exacerbate a fire. These elements will be required when completing a fire risk assessment. Explosion and fire are interlinked in that on many occasions fire occurs after an explosion, it is therefore essential that those involved with fire safety and risk management have a basic knowledge of the causes and properties of explosion, particularly in relation to processes involving gases and dusts.
Understand the properties of flammable and explosive materials and the mechanisms by which they ignite.
Understand the behavior of structural materials, buildings and contents in a fire.
Understand the main principles and practices of fire and explosion prevention and protection.
Understand the contribution to mechanical and systems failures to major accidents.
Explain the processes involved in the identification of hazards and the assessment of risk from fire.
Describe common fire detection and alarm systems and procedures.
Explain the purpose of, and essential requirements for, emergency evacuation procedures.
Who Should Attend?
Safety and risk manager
Anyone aspire to increase his capabilities in this area
Day One: Properties of flammable and explosive materials
Properties of solids, liquids and gases.
The fire triangle
Mechanisms of explosion and fire spread
Stages of combustion
Mechanisms of vapour cloud explosions and control of vapour phase explosions
Day Two: Dust explosions and behaviors of structure and materials in fire
Behavior of buildings in fire
Levels of fire resistance
Behaviors of common materials in a fire
Examples of fire incidents
Day Three: Fire and explosion prevention and protection
Segregation of flammable, combustible and incompatible materials
Key features of plant design and process control
Hazardous area zoning
Exclusion of ignition sources
Methods of explosion relief
Mechanical and systems failures to Major accidents
Day Four: Workplace fire risk assessment
Fire hazards and the assessment of risk
The steps to fire risk assessment
Fire detection and alarm systems
Principal components of alarm systems
Fixed and portable fire fighting equipment
Day Five: Means of escape
Provision and maintenance of means of escape
General requirements – travel distance, stairs and passageways
Emergency evacuation procedures
Fire wardens and their role
Personal emergency evacuation plans
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