FIRE PREVENTION PLAN
Prepared by: Prepared Date:
Approved by: Review Date:
This program applies to all general and specific potential fire hazards associated with the
employees, buildings, and processes of the (Facility Name).
The purpose of this plan is to detail potential fire hazards and their proper handling and
storage procedures, potential ignition sources and their control procedures in compliance
with 29 CFR 1910.39. Also, to detail the fire protection equipment or systems that can
control a fire, and their associated inspection and maintenance procedures.
Responsibilities for the plan should be as follows:
• (SPA) should be the Fire Prevention Coordinator and should be responsible for
ensuring that the overall fire prevention plan is implemented and maintained.
• Each supervisor is responsible for ensuring that their departmental control
procedures are implemented and enforced consistent in accordance with this plan.
• (SPA) is responsible for ensuring that the warehouse fire protection equipment is
serviced and maintained in accordance with this plan.
• (SPA) is responsible for control of fuel source hazards and ignition sources.
FIRE PREVENTION PLAN EVALUATION
A. All employee activities, buildings, and process equipment should be individually
evaluated for potential fire hazards, proper handling and storage procedures,
potential ignition sources and their controls, using a LIST OF WORKPLACE FIRE
HAZARDS FORM. The hazard evaluation should include as a minimum:
(1) A list of all major fire hazards, proper handling and storage procedures for
hazardous materials, potential ignition sources and their control, and the type
of fire protection equipment necessary to control each major hazard;
(2) Procedures to control accumulations of flammable and combustible waste
(3) Procedures for regular maintenance of safeguards installed on heat-
producing equipment to prevent the accidental ignition of combustible
(4) The name or job title of employees responsible for maintaining equipment to
prevent or control sources of ignition or fires;
(5) The name or job title of employees responsible for the control of fuel source
B. The Fire Prevention Plan Coordinator should approve and sign all evaluations.
C. When changes in equipment or methods occur, a new fire hazard assessment
should be completed.
D. Annually the List of Workplace Fire Hazards should be reviewed and updated by
the Plan Coordinated. The forms should be kept on file by the Fire Prevention
Plan Coordinator for five years.
PARTIAL LIST OF MAJOR WORKPLACE FIRE HAZARDS
HAZARD PROPER POTENTIAL CONTROL
HANDLING AND IGNITION PROCEDURES
Building Designated Combustible Periodic
heating room/area materials/burners inspections
Hot water Designated Combustible Periodic
systems room/area materials/burners inspections
Welding and Containers secured Combustible Extinguisher,
Cutting in upright position materials near clearances, wet
with valve cutting/welding down, fire watch
Housekeeping Exterior Dumpster, Electrical, flame, heat Daily cleanup
Smoking Exterior ashtrays Smoking materials Daily cleanup
Electrical Metal enclosed Exposed wiring Periodic
Maintenance wiring, fixtures and