Fire prevention awareness and Electrical Safety training videos and DVDs
for the Canadian Workplace
- : Burlington, Ontario, Canada.
Fire awareness and early detection are the lynchpins to preventing injury and damage due to fire.
In this collection of health and safety training courses, we cover all aspects of Behavioral safety in the workplace. We examine what defines an unsafe act or antisocial behaviour.
Safetycare provide you with talking points and icebreakers to get the health and safety discussion along. All our scripted tutorials are HSE and OHSA compliant allowing you to conduct your own health and safety training tutorial and seminars in your own workplace. All aspects of behaviour related health and safety training issues can be used by businesses in any industry or sector. This range of health and safety training videos are perfect for new employee induction training.
What is fire - a training tutorial for understanding fire and fire safety training videos and DVDs
In Safetycare`s fire safety training videos and DVD courses we discuss the science behind fire. What causes fires in the workplace or office environment. The physical laws that allow fire to propagate and what can be done to prevent or control fires. How to identify hazards in the workplace that could cause or accelerate a fire.
Fire requires three components in order to reach a point of combustion. A heat source, a source of fuel which becomes hot and dry and oxygen which acts as a fire accelerant. The smoke and flames of a fire are really the resulting end point of a chemical or energetic process. Removing any one of these components will prevent the fire from spreading and allow it to consume the available fuel and burn out. This is how we aim to control fires as we discuss in our Fire and Electrical safety collection of health and safety videos and DVDs.
Anywhere materials become warm and dry become potential fuel for a fire to spontaneously combust. As long as there is flammable material present and a supply of oxygen once the heat builds up to a critical point - a fire can spontaneously start.
Flammable atmospheres occur not just from flammable or explosive materials leaking into the atmosphere but can also be caused by air-born dust particles. Oxygen in the air we breathe is a fire accelerant itself and so fire is always a possibility where ever heat and dry materials accumulate.
Smoke inhalation, asphyxiation and a lack of breathable oxygen are the main dangers to those fighting fires and the main causes of death and injury due to fire in the workplace.
Fighting fires is all about breaking the chain reaction of fire - removing the fuel known as starvation, removing the oxygen known as smothering or cooling down the heat in the immediate vicinity of the flames are all actions that will break the chain reaction of fire.
Fire extinguishers and how to use them - an OSHA compliant workplace health and safety training video and DVD form Safetycare
Not all fire extinguishers are equal as they come in different types for different kinds of fire and they calm the activity of flames in different ways. So it is important to understand the nature of the type of fire likely to occur in your workplace.
Using the wrong kind of fire extinguisher on the wrong fire could be completely ineffective or worse, accelerate the flames exposing the fire fighter to the dangers of smoke inhalation and heat. For instance using water on an oil based fire will exacerbate the flames causing small explosions as the water vaporises releasing fire accelerating oxygen right at the heart of the heat. So it is very important to understand what you are working with and how it is likely to behave given your actions.
Fire extinguishers may contain a number of fire retarding substances such as water, foam, carbon dioxide or dry chemical powder all of which aim to break the chain reaction of fire in a number of ways. In Safetycare`s health and safety training video and DVD courses we also discuss how to use fire extinguishers and how to prime them ready for action.
A fire retarding blanket is also an excellent way to control flames as the blaze is just beginning.
Static electricity and how to control it - a OHS and HSE safety training video course
Static electricity is a potential source of ignition that can start a fire so it is important to understand how static electricity occurs and how to prevent sparks which could start a blaze. In the modern workplace we are surrounded by electrically powered hand tools, electronic radio devices, mobile phones and electrical cables on the ground, in the ground and in the walls where we work.
In the Safetycare collection of fire and electrical safety training videos and DVDs we explore the phenomenon of static electricity. Understanding how static electricity builds up in dry or flammable atmospheres is essential to health and safety in any workplace as a static electrical spark can occur virtually anywhere given the right atmospheric conditions. Static electricity can build up between our bodies, the clothes we wear, the air we breathe and the things we touch. Electricity is a fundamental part of the world we live and work in.
With Safetycare`s health and safety training videos and DVDs we discuss the nature of static electricity, the common sources of static electricity, the hazards associated with static electricity, how we can control it and what precautions we can take to prevent an electrical spark. Our safety videos and tutorials on static electricity are excellent for including in any new employee induction program as well as for those who work directly with electrically powered hand tools or deal with electricity in any capacity.
Fire prevention and the essential nature of early detection and fire evacuation procedures
There is no real way you can ever prevent a fire from occurring so early warning systems such as smoke and fire alarms are indispensable as is a working awareness of fire prevention and access to fire extinguishers and fire blankets. Evacuation procedures, in the event of a fire are a mandatory part of every workplace culture and should be well understood by all staff and an indispensable part of any employee induction program. It is recommended by all health and safety organisations that someone from among the staff of an office or workplace assume responsibility for a controlled evacuation of all personnel in the event of a workplace fire.
Safetycare OSHA compliant OHS and HSE workplace health and safety training course videos and DVDs