Are you aware of the most common fire hazards in schools? Some of them are as follows.
Contrary to what they show in the movies, fire damage is one of the worst things that can happen on your property. A school is one such place that is visited by teachers and hundreds of students on a daily basis. In the event that a fire breaks out in a school building, the loss can be extremely severe. Hence, in the following paragraphs, we will discuss some of the most common fire hazards on school campuses that everyone should be careful of.
So, let’s begin.
Smoking On Campus
There might be a few people in your school who have an unhealthy habit of smoking. You should be aware of the fact that smoking is one of the primary contributors to fire accidents. Unfortunately, an exceeding number of smokers are ignorant of the fact that a carelessly tossed lit cigarette can cause more harm than they can ever imagine. If you are the person in charge, make sure to build a smoking zone that is away from the school building. In the smoking zone, there should be metal ashtrays where the cigarettes should be disposed of. Furthermore, smokers should be asked to stub out their cigarettes before they leave the smoking area. Moreover, anyone found smoking outside the confines of the smoking area should be held accountable.
The purpose of electronic appliances is to make our personal and professional lives easy. However, if machines, wiring and electrical connections are left unchecked and unmaintained they can do more harm than good. You must be aware of the fact that faulty machinery can heat up, and if used for a very long time, it can catch fire. Similarly, frayed ends of electric cables can produce sparks, which also contribute to bizarre fire accidents. Therefore, electrical appliances, their connections and their wiring should be checked on a monthly basis to troubleshoot any issues, which can lead to fire accidents down the line.
The classrooms and the corridors in most schools are well maintained and you can rarely see any clutter there. However, dorm rooms are not clean. Most students living in dorms are living a carefree life and are disorganized. In their rooms, it isn’t unusual to find clothes, empty pizza boxes and soda cans on the floor.
Some students also have a penchant for covering up the empty walls with posters of their favorite movies and rock bands. In the event that a fire accident takes place, this clutter can serve as a fuel for fire.
Hence, make sure the students occupying the dorms are educated about keeping their rooms neat and tidy and about the dangers of clutter. Furthermore, students living in dorms should be kept from smoking within their dorms. If they need to smoke, they should use the designated smoking area.
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