You have probably heard this over and over again in the past that good housekeeping is fundamental to the prevention of fires and must be maintained at a high standard in all work areas.
Combustible materials such as oil or paint soaked rags, waste and packing material shall not be allowed to accumulate. No more than 20 liters of flammable liquid in a portable container shall be stored at any location. Portable containers shall be of an approved type and plainly labeled to indicate the contents. All propane cylinders and portable containers shall be stored outside or in unheated areas.
All propane cylinders, including those used for tiger torches and construction heaters shall be equipped with regulators. Tiger torches and construction heaters shall not be used where a flammable atmosphere exists, or may develop. Adequate ventilation shall be provided in areas where construction heaters are used.
Grounded bonding cables shall be used whenever tank trucks are being loaded and unloaded. Workers shall know the location of, and be trained in the use of all firefighting equipment.
By using the Hazard Assessment Guide, all workers must ensure that all flammable substances stored or used at the worksite are not stored within 30 metres of an underground shaft, are not stored in the immediate vicinity of the air intake ventilation supply system, an internal combustion engine, and are stored only in containers approved to CSA, or ULC Standards. CSA B376-M1980 (R1998).
Pipeworx Ltd. Employees must ensure that before any welding or allied process is to commence, the immediate area surrounding the operation is inspected and all combustible materials, dust, gas or vapor is removed or an alternate methods of rendering the area safe are implanted.
All welders on an active worksite must ensure that gases do not accumulate and reach their lower explosive limit by providing proper storage compartments with ventilation. Pipeworx Ltd. must ensure that a compressed or liquefied gas system is kept clean and free from oil, grease and other contaminants that may cause the system to fail, or burn or explode if they come in contact with the contents of the system.
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