Audit

22.9 Flammable and Combustible Checklist.

22.9.1. Have all personnel been provided appropriate PPE and been trained on its use, care,
maintenance and reporting procedures on unserviceable PPE? Reference 22.3.3

22.9.2. Have all personnel handling, storing or using flammable or combustible liquids received the
appropriate levels of training commensurate with the degree of hazard? Reference 22.4.1.2

22.9.3. Have pre-fire plans been developed for the flammable and combustible liquids area?
Reference 22.5.1

22.9.4. Have appropriate containers and portable tanks been procured to meet handling, storage and
dispensing requirements? Reference 22.5.2

22.9.5. Is the capacity of flammable or combustible liquid containers IAW Table 22.1? Reference
22.5.2.1

22.9.6. Are flammable and combustible liquids prohibited from office occupancies except those
required for maintenance and operation of building and operating equipment? Reference 22.5.2.3

22.9.7. Are no more than 120 gallons of Class I, Class II and Class IIIA liquids stored in a storage
cabinet? Reference 22.5.3

22.9.8. Are cabinets conspicuously labeled ―Flammable —Keep Fire Away‖? Reference 22.5.3.2

22.9.9. Does electrical wiring and equipment located within flammable or combustible storage
rooms meet the requirements of NFPA 70 for hazardous location as determined by the class of
materials stored? Reference 22.5.5

22.9.10. Are containers used for dispensing or transferring of liquids electrically interconnected
(bonded) to prevent static discharges? Reference 22.5.5.2

22.9.11. Is every inside storage room provided with a gravity or mechanical exhaust ventilation
system? Reference 22.5.6

22.9.12. Is drainage provided in locations where dispensing or transfers are accomplished?
Reference 22.5.6

22.9.13. Does exhaust air from the room go directly to the exterior of the building? Reference
22.5.6.1

22.9.14. Are storage and fire resistive ratings in compliance with Table 22.2? Reference 22.5.7

22.9.15. Are 3-foot aisles maintained in all inside storage areas? Reference 22.5.7

22.9.16. Are containers over 30-gallon capacity not stacked one upon the other? Reference 22.5.7

22.9.17. Is there at least one 40-B portable fire extinguisher located outside of and within 10 feet of
the door opening into an inside liquid storage area? Reference 22.5.7.1

22.9.18. Is there at least one portable fire extinguisher rated at least 40-BC located within 30 feet of
any Class I or Class II liquid storage area outside of a storage room but inside a building? Reference
22.5.7.2

22.9.19. Does the inside storage of any flammable or combustible liquids not physically obstruct a
means of egress from the building or area? Reference 22.5.8.1

22.9.20. Are leaking containers removed to a safe location outside the building and the contents
transferred to an undamaged container? Reference 22.5.8.3

22.9.21. Are flammable paints, oils and varnishes in 1 to 5 gallon containers, used for building
maintenance purposes, only stored temporarily in closed containers outside approved storage
cabinets or rooms if kept at the job site for less than 10 calendar days? Reference 22.5.8.5

22.9.22. Are water reactive materials not stored in the same room with flammable and combustible
liquids? Reference 22.5.8.7

22.9.23. Do base supply warehouses, base exchange storage rooms and commissary storage areas
comply with Table 22.3? Reference 22.5.8.8

22.9.24. Are buildings or portions of buildings used for the storage of flammables or combustibles
isolated by standard fire walls approved for the type and quantity of liquids being stored? Reference
22.5.8.8

22.9.25. Does the arrangement of liquid storage within a building comply with Table 22.3 and
Table 22.4? Reference 22.5.8.10

22.9.26. Are stacked containers of flammable liquids separated by pallets or dunnage, where
necessary, to provide stability and to prevent excessive stress on container walls? Reference
22.5.8.11

22.9.27. Are portable tanks which are stored over one tier high designed to nest securely without
dunnage? Reference 22.5.8.12

22.9.28. Is adequate material handling equipment available to handle tanks safely at upper tier
levels? Reference 22.5.8.12

22.9.29. Is no stack closer than three (3) feet to the nearest beam, chord, girder or other obstruction
and at least three (3) feet below sprinkler deflector or discharge orifices of water spray or other
installed fire protection system? Reference 22.5.8.13

22.9.30. Do containers bear clearly legible labels to identify contents and indicate hazards?
Reference 22.5.8.15

22.9.31. When curbs are used, are provisions made for draining accumulations of ground or rain
water or spills of flammable or combustible liquids? Reference 22.5.9.3

22.9.32. Do drains terminate at a safe location and are they directly accessible to the fire operations?
Reference 22.5.9.3

22.9.33. Is at least one portable fire extinguisher rated not less than 20-B located between 10 feet
and 25 feet travel distance of any Class I or Class II liquid storage area outside of a storage room?
Reference 22.5.9.4

22.9.34. Are containers and portable tanks used for Class I liquids grounded and bonded during
liquid transfer? Reference 22.5.9.6

22.9.35. Are containers having flammable or combustible liquids protected from heat sources?
Reference 22.5.9.7

22.9.36. Are open flame devices and smoking prohibited within 50 feet of the flammable or
combustible storage area? Reference 22.5.9.7

22.9.37. Are approved safety cans used for transporting and dispensing flammable liquids in
quantities of five (5) gallons or less? Reference 22.5.10.1

22.9.38. Are flammable liquids kept in covered containers when not actually in use? Reference
22.5.10.2

22.9.39. Are plans made and means available to promptly clean up or remove spills? Reference
22.5.10.3

22.9.40. Are Class I liquids used only where there are no open flames or other sources of ignition
within the area or possible path of vapor travel? Reference 22.5.10.4

22.9.41. Has a list of working supplies and operating instructions on handling of flammable and
combustible liquids been developed? Reference 22.6.1.2

22.9.42. If the total quantity of flammable or combustible liquids exceeds 10 gallons, are they stored
in an approved storage cabinet or storage room? Reference 22.6.1.2

22.9.43. Are flammable or combustible liquids prohibited from being stored or transferred from one
vessel to another in any exit way, corridor or passageway leading to an exit? Reference 22.6.1.2

22.9.44. Are flammable and combustible liquids prohibited from receiving areas, storage areas or
storage facilities unless adequately approved design, construction and fire protection requirements
are suitable for the hazard and quantity involved? Reference 22.6.1.3

22.9.45. Are containers used to draw from an original container marked to identify their contents?
Reference 22.6.1.3

22.9.46. Are refrigerators or cooling equipment labeled or stenciled ―Approved for Flammable
Liquid Storage‖? Reference 22.6.1.3

22.9.47. Are flammables and combustibles kept away from open flames, hot surfaces, steam pipes or
other heat sources? Reference 22.6.1.4

22.9.48. Do laboratories have fire protection appropriate for their fire hazard classification?
Reference 22.6.2)

22.9.49. In rooms or other areas accessible to the public, is storage limited to quantities needed for
display and normal merchandising purposes not to exceed two (2) gallons per square foot of gross
floor area? Reference 22.7

22.9.50. Are Class IA flammables prohibited in basement areas and limited to one (1) gallon per
square foot on any other floor? Reference 22.7.1

22.9.51. Are Class IB, IC and II liquids in areas, other than the ground floor, not protected limited to
one (1) gallon per square foot of gross floor area? Reference 22.7.1

22.9.52. On floors above ground level, is storage or display of Class I and Class II liquids limited to
60 gallons in unprotected occupancies and 120 gallons in protected occupancies? Reference 22.7.2

22.9.53. Are containers in a display not stacked more than three (3) feet or two (2) containers high,
whichever is greater? Reference 22.7.3

22.9.54. Are leaking containers removed to a safe location and the contents transferred to an
undamaged container, appropriately labeled, and the leaking container disposed of in a safe manner?
Reference 22.7.5

22.9.55. Are stacked containers separated by pallets or dunnage where necessary, to provide stability
and to prevent excessive stress on the containers‘ walls? Reference 22.7.9

22.9.56. Are stacks no closer than three (3) feet from the nearest beam, chord, girder or other
construction object, and no closer than three (3) feet below sprinkler deflector or discharge orifices
of water spray or other installed fire protection system? Reference 22.7.10

22.9.57. Are aisles at least three (3) feet wide provided for clear access to doors, windows or fire
department connections? Reference 22.7.11

22.9.58. Do all containers bear clearly legible labels to identify contents and indicate hazards?
Reference 22.7.12

22.9.59. Are fueling operations conducted in outside areas free from ignition sources?
Reference22.8.1

22.9.60. Are fuel tanks not filled or drained inside buildings or other facilities where vapors can
accumulate? Reference 22.8.1

22.9.61. Are refueling operations conducted after engines have had a minimum of five (5) minutes
of cooling time? Reference 22.8.2

22.9.62. Are refueling operations accomplished using a safety can with pouring spout or funnel?
Reference 22.8.3

22.9.63. Are fuel spills appropriately cleaned up before attempting to start any engine? Reference
22.8.3

Please note that this checklist is a hypothetical example and provides basic information only. It is not intended to take the place of, among other things, workplace, health and safety advice; medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment; or other applicable laws. You should also seek your own professional advice to determine if the use of such checklist is permissible in your workplace or jurisdiction.