Fire & Emergency Planning

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Fire & Emergency Planning

Project specific emergency arrangements will be explained during site inductions and information displayed on site noticeboards. All contractors must inform McLaughlin & Harvey of any foreseeable risks and possible emergencies that may arise from their activities.

Contractors are required to assist McLaughlin & Harvey to formulate site-specific emergency procedures and ensure their employees are informed and trained to deal with such emergencies should they occur.

Contractors’ own site offices, canteens and storage units shall have appropriate fire fighting equipment.

All flammable substances, including compressed gases, paints, solvents etc. shall be stored in approved, secure lockable cages, cabinets or compounds. Stores containing highly flammable materials must be constructed of materials with a 60 minute fire rating. Appropriately worded warning signs e.g. “Highly Flammable Liquids” must be displayed at entrances to stores. Stores must be vented to the outside and have sufficient and appropriate fire extinguishers located nearby.

Internal combustion engines must not be stored or used in site accommodation (offices, canteens, drying rooms etc.) or in areas defined as confined spaces. All internal combustion engines used on site must be vented to open air.