02/24/2006

Paper mills - Guidance on fire risk

In Great Britain the HSC-appointed Paper and Board Industry Advisory Committee
has, in consultation with the Health and Safety Executive (HSE), prepared an
information on "Paper mills - Guidance on fire risk", updating the 1995
publication. It is aimed at managers in the paper and board industry for whom
the management of risk arising from fire hazards is critical. It will also be
useful to engineering management, health and safety advisers, trainers,
technical staff, supervisors, safety representatives and everyone working in
the industry. Following the guidance is not compulsory, but if you do follow
it, you will normally be doing enough to comply with the law.

It includes information on:

  • causes of fires;
  • fire risk management;
  • housekeeping;
  • smoking;
  • vandalism and intruders;
  • safety of mill fire teams;
  • hazards and precautions in various operations;
  • general fire precautions; and
  • summaries of some fire-related incidents in the paper industry, selecting the
    appropriate extinguisher, permit to work, fire-resisting structures, emergency
    procedures, coating and laminating procedures.

Further info


AplusA-online.de - Source: Health and Safety Executive