Farm Fire Safety

Farm fire Safety in Ireland

Every year we attend farm building fires. Most of these buildings are completely destroyed by fire, often with the loss of large amounts of stock, straw, hay, farm machinery, chemicals and even livestock.

Farm fire safety Dangerous substances in Ireland

Farm fire safety Dangerous substances markers

What you’re required to do by law

Fire safety legislation applies to all farm buildings where people work, including packing sheds, milking parlours, barns, holiday lets and farm houses used for providing bed and breakfast.

If you employ five or more people, you are required by law to carry out a re risk assessment of your farm buildings and record the findings.

Fire safety is your responsibility, and if you don’t obey the law you could lose your business or be prosecuted and face a prison sentence.

If you need more information about re safety, contact your local Fire and Rescue Service

Fire safety risk assessments

Animal premises and stables

Sleeping accommodation

All businesses must complete a fire risk assessment.

“You can help prevent res by making re safety a part of your business plan.”

Farm Safety Risk Assessment

There are steps to completing a safety risk assessment:

Identify any hazards, including:

  •  Sources of ignition – these could include things like welding or grinding equipment, damp hay, naked flames, munitions, poorly serviced electrics, smoking.
  •  Sources of fuel – this is anything that could burn, such as petrol, diesel, LPG, hay, straw.
  •  Dangerous substances – these could be chemicals, fertilisers, poisons, asbestos and so on.

Identify any people at risk, including:

  •  Anyone near your farm buildings.
  •  People who work for you or who are on your premises.
  •  Young people.
  •  Fire fighters and other emergency service personnel responding to a re.Evaluate, remove, reduce and protect from risk
  •  Evaluate the risk of re occurring.
  •  Evaluate the risk to people from re.
  •  Remove or reduce any re hazards.
  •  Remove or reduce any risks to people – this could be by installing smoke and re alarms, re ghting equipment, escape routes, lighting, signs or notices or carrying out maintenance on electrics and equipment.Record, plan, inform, instruct and train
  •  Record any significent cant ndings and the action you have taken, even if you’re not required to by law.
  •  Prepare an emergency plan.
  •  Inform and instruct anyone who might be a ected.
  •  Provide training. Review

Review your risk assessment on a regular basis and make changes if you need to.

Risk assessment needs to be done with every new addition to the yard machine, tools, added to the farm.

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Fire Safety Certs Disability Access Certs

Gain Fire Safety Certificates and Disability Access Certificate in Ireland.

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A Fire Safety Certificate are required to certify that the design of the building or works would be in compliance with the requirements of part B of the Building Regulations Act of 1997-2008.

A fire safety certificate is required for all new commercial buildings including apartments and flats. A certificate is required for any material changes of use and certain alterations and extensions to buildings.
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A fire safety certificate for any design or change of use must be obtained before work starts.

Nationwide fire safety provide consultancy on fire safety certification and disability certification applications.
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We will compile, produce and present all relevant documentation required to achieve the necessary Fire Safety Certificate in Ireland.

This will consist of full detailed drawing in compliance with Part B of the Building Regulations and a comprehensive report on the Fire Safety issues relating to your building.

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Fire Safety Certificates or Disability Access Certificates in Ireland

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Fire Prevention While Travelling

How to protect during hotel fire

Fire prevention in Hotels, Fire in Apartment Blocks in Ireland

Fire prevention in Hotels

Hotel Fire Prevention…

  • Make sure your hotel has smoke alarms and a fire sprinkler system (where possible).
  • Ask the front desk what the fire alarm sounds like.
  • Review the escape plan posted in your room after enter your room.
  • Seek out the exits and be aware of the number of doors between your room and the exit. Report locked exits doors to management immediately.
  • Keep your room key close secure and take it with you.
  • If the alarm sounds, leave, closing all doors behind you. Never use elevators during a fire.

 

 

If you can’t escape the hotel …

  • Shut off fans and air conditioners.
  • If smoke fills the room, get low and go under the smoke.
  • Stuff wet towels in the crack around the doors, blocking out harmful smoke.
  • Call the fire department and let them know your location.
  • Wait at the window and signal with a flashlight or other attention grabbing equipment.

Fire Safety in Limerick

Irish Fire Safety Consultants Limerick.

Fire-warden-training1We are experienced fire safety engineers in Limerick. John has over 21 years ‘experience with local County Fire Service.
And a member of The Institution of Fire Engineers (MIFireE) and is also a member of  fire safety Engineers.

We are based in County Cork with easy access to Counties Kerry, Waterford, Clare, Tipperary and Cork. We provide a nationwide service teaching the tools of fire prevention in Kerry.

National Fire Safety services in Limerick are as follows…

  • Fire Safety Certification.
  • Fire Safety Consultancy.
  • Preparation of Fire Safety Certificate applications for compliance with building control regulations.
  • Preparation of Disability Access Certificates for compliance with building control regulations.
  • Fire Safety Training for compliance with your health and Safety requirements.
  • Pre-purchase inspection on domestic dwellings.
  • Fire safety Assessment surveys of existing buildings and specifications for fire safety upgrade work.
  • Preparation of fire protection drawings for use in conjunction with assessment reports.
  • During construction surveys and monitoring of fire safety construction works.

Some questions that you may ask yourself are:

  • Do you have Fire Safety concerns, regarding the property you own or the property you are responsible for?
  • Has there been a fire at your premises?
  • Have you been visited by an officer from building control?
  • Do you need to have Fire Safety construction work certified?

Or

  • Do you just want to have your property checked to make sure that it is Fire Safety Compliant?

Fire Safety in Cork

Irish Nationwide Fire Safety Consultants Cork

Fire-warden-training1John P Harrington and associates are experienced fire safety engineers in Cork. John has over 21 years ‘experience with Cork County Fire Service.
And a member of The Institution of Fire Engineers (MIFireE) and is also a member of Engineers Cork.

We are based in County Cork with quick access to Counties Kerry, Limerick, Clare, Waterford and Tipperary. We provide a nationwide service teaching the tools of fire prevention in Cork.

Nationwide Fire Safety services in Cork are providing…

  • Fire Safety Certification.
  • Fire Safety Consultancy.
  • Preparation of Fire Safety Certificate applications for compliance with building control regulations.
  • Preparation of Disability Access Certificates for compliance with building control regulations.
  • Fire Safety Training for compliance with your health and Safety requirements.
  • Pre-purchase inspection on domestic dwellings.
  • Fire safety Assessment surveys of existing buildings and specifications for fire safety upgrade work.
  • Preparation of fire protection drawings for use in conjunction with assessment reports.
  • During construction surveys and monitoring of fire safety construction works.

Some questions that you may ask yourself are:

  • Do you have Fire Safety concerns, regarding the property you own or the property you are responsible for?
  • Has there been a fire at your premises?
  • Have you been visited by an officer from building control?
  • Do you need to have Fire Safety construction work certified?

Or

  • Do you just want to have your property checked to make sure that it is Fire Safety Compliant?

Fire Safety Consultant in West Cork

Fire Safety Consultants West Cork

Fire Safety Consultants Clare

Fire Safety Consultants West Cork and Ireland

John P Harrington and associates are experienced fire safety engineers in Cork. John has over 21 years ‘experience with Cork County Fire Service.
And a member of The Institution of Fire Engineers (MIFireE) and is also a member of Engineers Cork.

We are based in County Cork with quick access to Counties Kerry, Limerick, Clare, Waterford and Tipperary. We provide a nationwide service teaching the tools of fire prevention in Cork.

Nationwide Fire Safety services in Cork are providing…

  • Fire Safety Certification.
  • Fire Safety Consultancy.
  • Preparation of Fire Safety Certificate applications for compliance with building control regulations.
  • Preparation of Disability Access Certificates for compliance with building control regulations.
  • Fire Safety Training for compliance with your health and Safety requirements.
  • Pre-purchase inspection on domestic dwellings.
  • Fire safety Assessment surveys of existing buildings and specifications for fire safety upgrade work.
  • Preparation of fire protection drawings for use in conjunction with assessment reports.
  • During construction surveys and monitoring of fire safety construction works.

Some questions that you may ask yourself are:

  • Do you have Fire Safety concerns, regarding the property you own or the property you are responsible for?
  • Has there been a fire at your premises?
  • Have you been visited by an officer from building control?
  • Do you need to have Fire Safety construction work certified?

Or

  • Do you just want to have your property checked to make sure that it is Fire Safety Compliant?

Fire Prevention Consultant

Fire Prevention safety checklist.

You should be able to say YES to each of the following safety statements. If not, action is required and don’t stop until you can say YES to relevant points when you have. Not sure what action to take,

  1. 1  There is at least one smoke alarm on every floor of my home.
  2. 2  I test my smoke alarms once a week (or according to instructions) to make sure they are working at all times.
  3. 3  I replace the batteries at least once a year (or according to instructions).
  4. 4  I never disconnect the batteries.
  5. 5  All family members know the sound of the smoke alarms/detectors.
  1. 1  Our family has an action/escape plan.
  2. 2  We practice our plan and know our ways out.
  3. 3  The escape plan includes a safe place to meet outside the house where you can ensureeveryone got out safely.
  4. 4  We have at least two ways out from each part of our home.

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Smoke alarms Yes

Fire escape plan Yes

Fire Dangers Yes

Night routine Yes

All our family members know the EMERGENCY numbers 999 and 112.

Our cooker and extractor fan are clean and
free of grease. We turn cookers off when not in use.
We do not use our cooker to dry clothes.
We do not leave the room when our chip pan is on. We turn off and unplug electrical appliances when we are not using them.

We never overload electric sockets.
Our open fires have both spark and fire guards. We never use an open fire to dry clothes.
We clean all our chimneys regularly.

We keep portable heaters away from things that

can burn such as furniture, curtains and clothes.

  1. 11  We never leave lit candles in an empty room.
  2. 12  No one in our home smokes in bed.
  3. 13  We check our electric blankets in our homefor fraying, loose connections and damage.
  1. 1  We make sure the spark guards are in place on all open fires.
  2. 2  We switch off and unplug electrical appliances before we go to bed.
  3. 3  We close all doors at night.
  4. 4  We check out ways out and keep t hem clearat night.
  5. 5  If our doors or windows need keys for opening, we check the keys are in a readily accessible place, known to everyone in the home, before we go to bed.

Carbon Monoxide Detection

Carbon Monoxide awareness how to prevent Carbon Monoxide Poisoning.

Carbon Monoxide is a colourless, odourless and poisonous gas, which is sometimes fatal. It develops from the incomplete combustion of solid fossil fuels such as oil, turf, gas or coal is a common source of CO(Carbon Monoxide) and is responsible for many cases of non-fatal unintentional CO poisoning. Each year in Ireland 1 or 2 people die from unintentional CO poisoning in the home in incidents related to the burning of fossil fuels.

Carbon Monoxide accumulate in the home as a result of any the following:
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  • Poorly installed, faulty or damaged heating appliances.
  • Heating appliance not maintained or serviced regularly.
  • Poor ventilated in rooms.
  • Blocked chimneys or flues get your chimney cleaned regularly.
  • Use of a barbecue grill or outdoor heater indoors.
  • Engines being used in garage or shed such as vehicles or lawnmowers.

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Symptoms of Carbon Monoxide poisoning can be similar to those caused by other illnesses such as a cold or flu. They may include:
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  • Nausea or vomiting, Shortness of breath, Confusion, Blurred vision, Loss of consciousness.
  • Headaches, Chest pains or Muscular pains/weakness
  • Sickness, diarrhoea or stomach pains
  • Sudden dizziness when standing up
  • General lethargy (lack of energy and enthusiasm)

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If you or anyone in your house has any of the symptoms outlined above get fresh air immediately, talk to your doctor as soon as possible and ask him or her to check for Carbon Monoxide poisoning.

If you find a person ill or unconscious near any fuel burning appliance, be careful in case you also become a casualty. Get fresh air immediately by opening windows and doors and seek urgent medical attention.

Stop using the appliance immediately and do not use it again until it has been checked by a registered installer or a qualified service agent.

Fire Safety in Kerry

Irish Fire Safety Consultants Kerry.

Fire-warden-training1We are experienced fire safety engineers in Kerry. John has over 21 years ‘experience with local County Fire Service.
And a member of The Institution of Fire Engineers (MIFireE) and is also a member of  fire safety Engineers.

We are based in County Cork with easy access to Counties Kerry, Limerick, Waterford, Clare, Tipperary and Cork. We provide a nationwide service teaching the tools of fire prevention in Kerry.

National Fire Safety services in Kerry are as follows…

  • Fire Safety Certification.
  • Fire Safety Consultancy.
  • Preparation of Fire Safety Certificate applications for compliance with building control regulations.
  • Preparation of Disability Access Certificates for compliance with building control regulations.
  • Fire Safety Training for compliance with your health and Safety requirements.
  • Pre-purchase inspection on domestic dwellings.
  • Fire safety Assessment surveys of existing buildings and specifications for fire safety upgrade work.
  • Preparation of fire protection drawings for use in conjunction with assessment reports.
  • During construction surveys and monitoring of fire safety construction works.

Some questions that you may ask yourself are:

  • Do you have Fire Safety concerns, regarding the property you own or the property you are responsible for?
  • Has there been a fire at your premises?
  • Have you been visited by an officer from building control?
  • Do you need to have Fire Safety construction work certified?

Or

  • Do you just want to have your property checked to make sure that it is Fire Safety Compliant?

Fire Safety in Clare

Irish Fire Safety Consultants Clare.

Fire-warden-training1We are experienced fire safety engineers in Clare. John has over 21 years ‘experience with local County Fire Service.
And a member of The Institution of Fire Engineers (MIFireE) and is also a member of  fire safety Engineers.

We are based in County Cork with easy access to Counties Kerry, Waterford, Clare, Tipperary and Cork. We provide a nationwide service teaching the tools of fire prevention in Clare.

National Fire Safety services in Clare provide…

  • Fire Safety Certification.
  • Fire Safety Consultancy.
  • Preparation of Fire Safety Certificate applications for compliance with building control regulations.
  • Preparation of Disability Access Certificates for compliance with building control regulations.
  • Fire Safety Training for compliance with your health and Safety requirements.
  • Pre-purchase inspection on domestic dwellings.
  • Fire safety Assessment surveys of existing buildings and specifications for fire safety upgrade work.
  • Preparation of fire protection drawings for use in conjunction with assessment reports.
  • During construction surveys and monitoring of fire safety construction works.

Some questions that you may ask yourself are:

  • Do you have Fire Safety concerns, regarding the property you own or the property you are responsible for?
  • Has there been a fire at your premises?
  • Have you been visited by an officer from building control?
  • Do you need to have Fire Safety construction work certified?

Or

  • Do you just want to have your property checked to make sure that it is Fire Safety Compliant?