1. Housekeeping

1.1 Housekeeping

  • All walkways clear?

  • No excess solvent (mineral spirits) on floor?

  • Unless in spray bottles all 55 gallon drums should be stored in Flammable Cabnets

  • Emergency exit doors signed and clear of any obstructions?

  • Emergency maps displayed throughout site?

  • Emergency response team displayed in key areas and is up to date? (notice boards, etc..)

  • Fire equipment accessible and unobstructed?

  • Hazardous material clearly labelled and stored in the correct areas?

  • No excess tape / cardboard / paper on floor used for temporary fixes?

1.2 Battery Chargers

  • Battery chargers for mobile equipment in good condition?

  • Battery chargers placed in a good location

  • Battery spill kits available?

  • Correct PPE in place and in good condition for checking and maintaining batteries?

  • Service and maintenance up to date? (check any log books and servicing dates)

  • Any followup items / comments for Housekeeping

2. Smoking

2.0 Smoking

2.1 Smoking

  • Any smoking in unauthorised areas? (persons smoking outside of these areas or evidence sighted during site survey)

3. Manual Fire-Fighting Equipment

3.1 Fire Extinguishers

  • Fire-fighting equipment up to date?
    No items missing, all displaying good charge, none discharged / empty

  • Checklist are in place to regularly check fire fighting equipment?

  • No damage / wear showing?

  • Safety pin is in place?

  • Secured with correct clip so can be readily accessed when needed (e.g not held in place with strapping material or devices that make it difficult to release fire extinguisher)

4. Automatic Fire-fighing Equipment

4.0 Automatic fire fighting

4.1 Sprinklers

  • 18 inches of clearance from sprinkler head

  • Has the sprinklers been pressure tested in the past year?

  • Maintenance log up to date?

  • OSNY valve chained open and locked?

5. Ventilation and Extraction

5.1 Ventilation

  • Exhaust air is removed through a system of blowers, fans and ductwork terminating out of doors away from air inlets, doorways and other openings?

6. Solvent Rags & Bins

6.1 Waste bins for solvent rags

  • Solvent waste policy for rags & gloves in place?

  • Waste bins for rags approved FM type?

  • Waste bins in good condition

  • Waste bins were not overflowing and emptied regularly

  • No plastic used as a liner inside bin?

  • Lids are in good condition and operating correctly?

7. Waste

7.2 Waste inks / solvents (inside plant)

  • Excessive waste inks on floor? (e.g ink / Paint pails stacked loose on floor around machinery)

  • Waste inks stored correctly on pallets?

7.3 Waste storage aea

  • Location is in good condition and clearly signed?

  • Waste store tidy?

  • Signage is in place and appropriate (showing PPE requirements, Fire warnings, etc..)

  • SDS available and is up to date?

  • Emergency station in obstructed (eye splash, spill (eye wash stations - shower units)

  • Defined limits for waste store? (capacity limits defined and known)

  • Limit allowed in waste store (?????)

  • information on solvent storage stored external to factory plant

  • External (preferred) Flammable liquids stored external to the factory will meet the following criteria:
    • located at least 15 metres from factory walls or combustible materials
    • where less than 15 metres distance, minimum 1 hour fire rated construction for walls facing
    • main building without any directly opposing door or window openings
    • Buildings should have damage-limiting construction – non-exposing walls and roofs are
    • pressure relieving
    • spillage containment/bunding that is sufficient to hold at least 25% of the contents of all
    • containers or 100% of the largest container whichever is the greater
    • earthing and bonding to prevent static electricity where decanting takes place
    • weather protection for structures to avoid rainwater filling containment/bunding
    • clearly marked by signs
    • kept secure

8. Storage

8.0 Storage areas

8.1 Storage areas

  • Site has defined location to store flammable materials ?

  • Stacking heights throughout the plant should not exceed those that can be protected by the sprinkler system design. Excessive storage heights impair the ability of the sprinkler system to control a fire and therefore present a major hazard to the premises.
    Where practicable, goods in storage areas will be raised off the floor by storing on pallets to reduce the risk of water damage.
    A clearance of one metre (18 inches) will be maintained between the sprinkler head and the top of stacks so that water discharge will not be impaired.

8.2 Internal Storage

8.3 External Storage areas

  • Flammable liquids stored external to the factory will meet the following criteria: • located at least 15 metres from factory walls or combustible materials • where less than 15 metres distance, minimum 1 hour fire rated construction for walls facing main building without any directly opposing door or window openings • Buildings should have damage-limiting construction – non-exposing walls and roofs are pressure relieving • spillage containment/bunding that is sufficient to hold at least 25% of the contents of all containers or 100% of the largest container whichever is the greater • earthing and bonding to prevent static electricity where decanting takes place • weather protection for structures to avoid rainwater filling containment/bunding • clearly marked by signs • kept secure

9. Flammable goods handling & MSDS

9. Flammable goods handling

9.1 Liquid Transfer

  • Liquid Transfer (Mineral Sprits)
    Transfer of liquids from their original shipping containers (55 gallon drum) within a building only by means of the following:
    Containers with a capacity of 5 gal or less?
    Approved safety cans? (e.g FM approved type or similar)

  • Through a closed piping system?

  • From a portable tank or container by means of an approved pump device drawing through an opening in the top of the tank or container?

  • By gravity through a listed self-closing valve or self-closing faucet?

  • Class I liquids are not dispensed into metal containers or process tanks unless the nozzle or fill pipe is in electrical contact with the container or process tank?

  • Process pumps interlocked with fire detection or automatic fire-extinguishing systems for the process to shutdown the pumps in case of fire?

  • Containers used are correctly labelled?

  • Trolleys used to transfer ink / solvents are in good condition?

  • Trolleys are able to be earthed / grounded?

9.4 Mineral Spirits

  • Drums are correctly labelled?

  • Lids closed / containers secured?

9.5 SDS

  • SDS available in area where handling takes place?

  • Operators are aware of SDS and how to use them?

  • SDS up to date and chemical inventory available?

10. Bonding and Earthing

General

  • Static control on flammable cabinets is in place?

10.1 Bonding (Clamping devices for solvent transfer)

  • Relevant co-workers are trained in the process to know how and where to apply?

  • Bonding clamps are in good order and condition?

  • Type of clamps: 1. Needle point or Alligator type? 2. Clamp spring is in good condition? (clamps firmly and not loose)

  • Clamps have been tested to ensure good earthing / bonding contact? Last reading checks available?
    Resistance to ground checks for all grounding associated with presses and solvent storage / mixing rooms.
    Resistance to ground reading should be <1megaohm.

11. Training & Emergency Trials

11.1 Fire Training

  • Supervisors have undergone external training on an approved course?

  • Training is current and up to date (annual)

  • Fire extinguisher training is conducted regularly (annual)

11.2 Emergency Evacuation

  • Assembly points are clearly marked on site?

  • Evacuations are conducted every year?

  • Records of evacuations are kept on record and maintained?

  • Results of evacuation are communicated to the site?

  • Any items found to address from a fire drill are tracked by the sites Management?

11.3 Training

  • Site has a clear work instruction / process to follow for emergency evacuation?

  • Emergency evacuation is covered in the sites induction program for contractors, co-workers and visitors?

13. Fire Alarms

13.1 Fire Alarm Panel

  • a. Fire alarm panels should be installed in accordance with NFPA 72, FM Data Sheet 5-40 “Fire Alarm Systems” Australian Standard or local equivalent.
    b. The fire alarm panel should be in a constantly attended location, ideally a normally occupied guard house or control room.
    c. Where the site is not constantly attended, the fire alarms should either be transmitted directly to the public fire brigade, or to an approved central station. Fire alarms include those from automatic fire detection systems, manual alarm points, sprinkler system water flow, and special extinguishing system discharge alarms.
    d. Where the site is not constantly attended, supervisory / trouble alarms should be transmitted to an approved central station. Supervisory alarms include various faults in the alarm circuits, fire alarm panel isolated, power failure, valve tamper alarms, fire pump running, fire pump failure to start, fire pump engine trouble (high temp, overspeed, low oil pressure), fire pump control panel in OFF or MANUAL Position, power failure, phase reversal, low suction tank level, public water supply low pressure alarm and others.
    e. The panel and components used in the fire detection and alarm system should be UL listed, FM Approved, LPC Approved, SSL Listed or listed by another independent, internationally recognized testing laboratory.
    f. Unless required by local codes, there is no need to install smoke and heat detection in areas which are protected by automatic sprinklers
    g. Smoke detection should be considered for all buildings which are not protected by automatic sprinklers. In some areas, due to dust, oil mist, or other air quality problem, heat detection may be used in lieu of smoke detection. Flame detection is recommended for ink mixing and storage areas even when these areas are protected by automatic sprinklers.
    h. Smoke detection is required for all electrical switch rooms and transformer vaults.
    i. Smoke detection is required in computer rooms and control rooms, above and below any raised floor.

  • Fire Alarm Panel Location

  • Monitored by:

  • Date last Checked:

  • Comments:

13.2 Fire Alarm

  • Fire alarm is audible at all areas of the site?

  • Areas considered where works may take place that alarm is audible or has visual systems in place to alert persons in these areas? (e.g working at the top of thermoform lines or similar)

14. Pump Room

14. Pump Room

14.1 Fire Pump Testing

  • A weekly test of fire pumps should be undertaken.
    Diesel Pumps = 30 mins running time
    Electrical Pumps = 10 mins running time

  • Records are in place for the testing and current?

  • Testing done by:

  • Signage or lists clearly display pump pressure limits?

  • Servicing & Maintenance up to date?

  • Visual inspection of fire pump room found no issues?

15. Sprinklers

15. Sprinklers

15.1 Sprinkler plan

  • The site has a building plan showing the layout of the sprinklers?

  • The sprinklers system has an outlet on the far side of the design to allow the testing of the system?

15.2 Valves

  • All control valves will be listed and checked on a regular basis to ensure they are locked

  • Weekly visual inspection and monthly testing of Non-indicating valves?

16. Electrical

16.1 Electrical Cabinets

  • There is a regular schedule to check electrical cabinets? (preventative maintenance plans or similar)

  • Electrical cabinets are locked and secured?

  • Electrical cabinets do not have any flammable material stored next to it?

  • Electrical cabinets are accessible and no congestion or material or items placed on or nearby?

16.3 Cords and leads

  • Electrical plugs / switches / PC / cords in area are in good condition with correct fittings? (no tape holding wires together)

  • Electrical leads are checked regularly?

  • There is a preventative maintenance schedule or similar to check leads / cords condition on site?

21. PPE and Clothing

21. PPE and Clothing

21.2 Safety Glasses

  • Are all workers wearing safety glasses?

21.1 Footwear

21.2 Safety Glasses

  • Are all workers wearing safety glasses?

  • The site has a policy / process in place to purchase steel tipped boots in the print roll areas?

21.2 Safety Glasses

  • Are all workers wearing safety glasses?

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