Lessons learned from major industrial fires indicate that conventional fire protection measures have often proved inadequate, especially in facilities storing and handling alternative fuels such as refuse derived fuel (RDF), dried sewage sludge (DSS) etc., where the self-ignition hazards are still identified, when all other ignition sources are eliminated.
In this context, a fire risk assessment according to NFPA and HSE guidance, that identifies potential ignition sources and assesses the probability of each credible fire scenario along with its consequences can be a powerful tool for implementing a comprehensive approach in fire risk management during the design of new installations and revalidation of older ones.
The findings of a Fire Safety Audit can also be documented and become a strong basis for upgrading the overall safety level in terms of fire protection and prevention.
Why fire risk management?
- Prioritize state-of-the-art technical solutions for fire detection and protection following a pragmatic, risk-based approach
- Implement organizational measures based on each facility specific characteristics
- Enhance emergency preparedness by understanding the specific hazards of materials and necessary actions for fire prevention and protection during customized training seminars
- Analyze the potential impact of fire safety strategies with “Fire Safety Concepts Trees” (NFPA 550)