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Introduction Fire Protection is an organized approach designed to prevent fires. In the event of a fire, a fire protection program will help prevent or minimize personal injuries, losses, and harm to the environment. This guideline is designed to help you develop a fire protection program, or to identify areas in your existing program that may need improvement. The basic elements of a fire protection program are discussed below. Workplace Assessment Your first step is to do a workplace assessment. You will be evaluating your workplace for: Fire hazards Effectiveness of controls Emergency preparedness Collect as much information as possible on each of the areas shown in Appendix 1. This should include hazard and control information, as well as relevant legal standards and requirements. An inventory of hazardous materials used in your workplace will prove useful. Follow this up with a walk-through assessment of your workplace. Using the information you have collected, develop a basic floor plan and an assessment checklist for this purpose. Use the checklist to record your observations. The results of your workplace assessment will help you determine the need to improve or implement: Fire prevention and control procedures An emergency plan Rate all identified hazards based on severity (high, medium or low), frequency and probability of injury. You will now be able to establish a priority for action needed to meet your needs. Carry out a complete re-assessment whenever you make changes in your workplace, such as a change in process, work activity or materials used. Fire Protection Wsps.cA

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