Sunday, May 22, 2022

May 22, 2022

Suspended Scaffolds Toolbox Talks

Here we will discuss the term “Suspended scaffolds”. The suspended Scaffold structure is a platform that is suspended by strong ropes or other non-rigid means from an overhead structure. Suspended scaffolds include the following: 

A. Swing stage. 
B. Multipoint scaffolds.
C. Catenary scaffolds. 

  1. Suspended scaffolds can crate and cause fatal and serious risks if there is a failure or damage and or destruction in the integrity of the structure or the ropes. Moreover, the Workforce/employees at heights risk extreme and fatal serious human injuries or death from falls if fall-protection systems are not installed or in place. To protect the workers while working on scaffolds, follow these safety guidelines and points to ensure safety:
  2. Suspended scaffolds must be designed by a competent person.
  3. Ensure that all of the Suspension Support Devices (SSD) are resting on surfaces that have the strength and ability to support at least four times the intended load. 

If we meant what are supporting devices? These include:

  • Outrigger beams. 
  • Cornice hooks.
  • Parapet clamps.
  • Similar devices.


  1. Verify that each suspension rope, including connecting hardware is capable of supporting without failure at least 6 times the maximum intended load.
  2. When inspecting scaffolds for capacity, keep in mind that adjustable suspension scaffolds are designed to be raised and lowered while occupied by workers and materials and must be capable and have the ability and strength of bearing their load both stationary or in motion.
  3. Restrain outrigger beams to prevent movement.
  4. To keep a scaffold from falling to the ground, use counterweights and attach them to an acceptable anchor point
  5. Use fall protection (either a guardrail system or a personal fall arrest system) While running on any scaffold 10 feet or more above a decreased degree. When working on a suspension scaffold, use both a guardrail and a private fall arrest system. Inspect all scaffolds before use or at least daily.
Suspended Scaffolds Toolbox Talks 

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Suspended Scaffolds Toolbox Talks

Saturday, May 21, 2022

May 21, 2022

Use of Tag Lines Toolbox Talks

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Hundreds of people are injured or killed as a result of crane accidents in the United States, the UK, and the rest of the World every year. Many accidents happen as a result of failure to control the load. To eliminate and mitigate this risk, always use taglines for controlling awkward loads and maneuvering them into difficult positions. 

For safe use, follow these procedures:

  1. Use taglines to control loads when their use is practical and will not create additional hazards.
  2. After securing a load with taglines, stay clear of the path of the load and well forward of the load.
  3. If it's mandatory to guide the load, stay well away at a safe distance from the wheels or tracks of the crane.
  4. When guiding a load, remain visible to the crane operator at all times.
  5. Never walk between the suspended load and the crane.
  6. When working around electrical equipment or lines, make sure the tagline stays clear of the equipment or lines.

Use of Tag Lines Toolbox Talks

Use of Tag Lines Toolbox Talks

Thursday, May 19, 2022

May 19, 2022

MEP and Installation Work on Roofs Toolbox Talks

Working on Roofs carries a high risk of accidents unless proper procedures are followed and precautions are taken. Before carrying out any MEP & installation work on any type of roof you should know the rules set out as mentioned and follow them essentially:-

  1. For work on a roof, risk assessments must be done to determine guardrail and toe board requirements.
  2. For work on a sloping roof with a pitch of more than 30 degrees (or less than 30 degrees, if it is slippery) crawling ladders or crawling boards must be provided and used.
  3. There may be circumstances where the use of a safety harness is the only safe way of working. Such a decision will be made by management, and you must use the safety harness in the conditions specified.
  4. All openings in roofs must be securely covered or suitably guarded by guardrails and toe boards. Any cover provided should either be securely fixed in position or marked to indicate its purpose, for example: "Do not remove the cover-hole below". Annually; serious and fatal accidents happen when someone lifts a board and then walks down the hole it was covering.
  5. Access provided to the roof must be checked before use to see that it is safe and sufficient.
  6. Beware of fragile roofs,  If in doubt see your supervisor.

MEP and Installation Work on Roofs Toolbox Talks

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Wednesday, May 18, 2022

May 18, 2022

Tips for Food Safety in Commercial Kitchens

This article will enhance your food safety in commercial kitchens, restaurants, and other food processing units. To get more information regarding food safety, keep on visiting my blog frequently.

Among the many aspects involved with running a commercial kitchen, one that cannot be overlooked or compromised on is food safety and food safety training. From how the food itself is stored and prepared to the likelihood of bacteria spreading from the people handling food, it is imperative that every commercial kitchen has a food safety policy.

The food produced in a commercial kitchen can be dangerous to health due to various reasons such as using supplies past their date of expiry, and contamination that occurred either at the source, at the store or when the food is served. In order to avoid getting into a situation where food safety is compromised, one should start focusing on the points of possible contamination to prevent it.

There are certain tips that can help you in maintaining a safe commercial kitchen. Food safety has to be considered from the point at which you are about to receive the supplies. You can do this by getting information on the chain of supply and even visiting some of the places to check if there is a way for the food to get contaminated.

It is always better to work with those who are approved by the public health department for your supplies, it can pay dividends to know where the food you are serving comes from and how it is packaged and transported.

Storage of Food: 

Contamination often occurs in this stage even though your food may not have reached its date of expiry. Always thoroughly check food and don’t follow labeling blindly.

Process of Cooking: 

Food items that are not cooked or served cold have a better chance of getting contaminated. It is the duty of the kitchen to make sure that all food is cooked to a safe temperature for consumption.

The cleanliness of your staff and their safety procedures has a great influence on the safety of the food.

Training staff so that they are aware of recent food laws and processes should ensure that they are fit for work and nothing is left to chance.

A safe Place: 

The store or the kitchen should be free of any rodents or other disease-carrying pests. The presence of such pests can compromise food safety and on the identification of such issues, the kitchen should be closed until all traces have been removed and the kitchen area thoroughly cleaned to food law standards.

Monday, May 9, 2022

May 09, 2022

Risk Assessment Decommissioning and Removal of Electrical Installation

The following is a part of risk assessment and their control measures for the site decommissioning and removal of electrical installation. To download a complete risk assessment for the "Risk assessment decommissioning and removal of electrical installation", click on the given link at the end of these points:


  • Contact with the live electrical conductor
  • Accidental or unauthorized livening of the circuit
  • Contact with services

Control Measures

  1. Only trained and authorized persons are permitted to operate the plant
  2. Before setting up the operator and the designated bank's man will assess the ground conditions for stability to prevent subsidence.
  3. The crane will be set up as close to the lift area as possible to avoid overreaching.
  4. The crane operator will not attempt to lift outside the specified crane capacity
  5. The load should always be Kept close to the ground
  6. The crane operator should maintain a steady speed during the operation Ground conditions: The crane company you have elected to use can give you suitable words to the effect that the ground on which the cranes will operate is capable of supporting the weight of the cranes and load. Crane outriggers will use ground mats and supporting grillages to provide additional support
  7. Where possible an exclusion zone should be erected to segregate the work area from another plant.
  8. Setting up will be under the control of the bank's man. The bank's man should ensure there is adequate space between the crane and any structures and take into account the swing radius.
  9. Before starting the crane operator should carry out a trial run to ensure
  10. All instructions to the excavator  operator will be given by the bank's man (where possible this will be with the use of 2-way radios)

Risk Assessment Decommissioning and Removal of Electrical Installation 


Thursday, May 5, 2022

May 05, 2022

Booster-Circulation Pump Installation Plumbing Services Method Statement

This method statement covers all processes related to the "Booster-Circulation Pump Installation Plumbing Services" as the following: 


This under discussion method statement is to provide the step-by-step methodology by (Company Name) for installation of water pump set system, which was found elevation discrepancy between IFC Drawing and Enabling Drawing. And to explain clearly the procedures and means for the installation of Booster Pump works, which are the guideline to ensure the works are completed under relevant specifications and drawings.

Scope of Work

The Scope of Work is having all the procedures and sequences for the installation of the water pump. (PROJECT NAME).

Reference Documents

Reference is made to the layout and production agreement, Mechanical Specification, and the Employers requirements. The required and set standards for the Booster Pump Installation indicated therein will be followed (where applicable) for the execution of the works.

Before the start of installation, the following are required to be carried out.

  • Make sure that the site/building is ready for installation of the pumping system and unloading platform, equipment access hatch is provided before the material delivery.
  • Make sure that the shop drawings have been approved by the consultant and the drawings have been coordinated with other services.
  • The delivered pump sets shall be as per specification and ensure that all materials delivered are undamaged and protected.
  • Ensure all the materials have been inspected and approved at the site as per the relevant Material Inspection Request form.
  • Check the RC pump plinth and ensure that the dimension and location of the pump plinth are according to requirements.
  • Inspect and carefully check that the top surface of the booster pump plinth is level.
  • Inspect & Check carefully that the work area is clean & tidy

Installation of Water Pump Set

  • Place the booster pump set device onto the booster pump plinth.
  • Appropriately adjust the orientation of the booster pump set system in order that the suction and discharge header retailers are accurate and in keeping with the suction and discharge pipe connection.
  • Mark the position of the screw hole at the mounting base on the pump plinth.
  • Remove the booster pump set and drill holes on the booster pump plinth based on the markings.
  • Insert properly and carefully the drop-in anchor into the hole.
  • Insert an anti-vibration neoprene pad at the bottom of the pump set system base frame to isolate any vibration from being transferred to the building structure. (If required)
  • Adjust the pump set system to ensure it is properly level.
  • Tighten the bolts evenly to mount the pump set system base frame onto the plinth.
  • Connect the suction and discharge pipes to the pump set system suction and discharge header connections.

Booster-Circulation Pump Installation Plumbing Services Method Statement 


Booster-circulation Pump Installation Plumbing Services Method Statement

Saturday, April 30, 2022

April 30, 2022

Method Statement For Cable Installation

This method statement covers all processes related to the Installation of Main Cable Installation as the following:


The objective of this method statement is to define the procedure step by step to implement the correct practices for the Installation of Main Cable Installation through the guidelines retrained herein to make sure that the job execution complies with specifications and serves the intended function to a satisfactory level where applicable in the project building.

Cable Installation Methodology

  1. Ensure all the relevant current / approved shop drawings are available with the installation team.
  2. Transfer the cable to the workplace with help of forklifts or cranes and a trailer.
  3. Enough manpower shall be deployed.
  4. Handle the cable drums as recommended by the manufacturer for cable drum handling.
  5. Check the cable drum for any damage during transportation and test the cable for continuity and insulation resistance before installation with 500V Megger on (0-600V) cable.
  6. Check and ensure the cable support system throughout the cable route is completed and free from damage or sharp edges.
  7. Place cable roller on the cable route at every 1.5 meters and end bells at the bends.
  8. Identify the designated cable drum for cable pulling and raise the cable drum above the ground level with a cable jack to unwind the cables to the pulling direction.
  9. Pull the cable with a cable pulling machine or manually from one feeder end to the other end.
  10. Ensure no undue stress is applied to the cable which may damage the cable and its functionality.
  11. Approved pulling tension by the manufacturer to be followed.
  12. Leave enough length of cables at both ends for termination and cut.
  13. After pulling the cable check for mechanical damage, if any major damage is found replace the cable with a new one.
  14. Dress the cable with necessary cable ties of an approved type and make (every half meter) and no overlap of cables shall be allowed.
  15. Maintain gaps between the cables as per standards as required.
 Method Statement For Cable Installation

Method Statement For Cable Installation 

Thursday, April 21, 2022

April 21, 2022

Method Statement for Electrical Installations


The purpose of this method statement is to define the procedure step by step to implement the correct practices for the Installation of MOB, SMDB, and DB, MCC & CB through the guidelines contained herein to ensure that the job execution complies with specifications and serves the intended function to a satisfactory level where applicable in the project building.


This method statement covers all processes related to the Installation of MOB, SMDB, DB, and MCC & CB as the following:

Installation of Cable, MOB, SMDB, DB, MCC & CB.

This method is to be read together with the relevant ITP outlining the responsibility and the fine verification to be finished by using various events.

General Installation Procedure

  1. Ensure the work area is ready and safe to start the installation. 
  2. Ensure that the work area is ready and safe to start the installation of MDBs, SMDBs, FDBs, MCCs, CBs, and accessories
  3. Ensure the installation of MDBs, SMDBs, FDBs, MCCs, CBs & accessories. Carried out following manufacturer's installation recommendations, the requirement of applicable standards, and following recognized industrial practices and specified in project specification to ensure that installation complies with requirements.
  4. Before starting the installation, refer to the approved shop drawings related to the area of installation and ensure that required materials are available at the site as per approved material submittals
  5. Ensure the materials are stored properly and there is no mark of damage or deformity of any kind before issuing the material from the site store. 
  6. All substances and add-ons need to additionally be freed from dust, scale, or oil.
  7. Ensure that the issued materials are of approved specifications/submittals and as per the requirement of
  8. The area shop drawings. (I.e., Make Size, Model & Type, etc.).

Installation Procedure for MCC, CB & MOB

  1. Installation works shall be executed handiest concerning accepted save drawings of the modern-day revision.
  2. All components of MCC, CB &MOB such as relays, and fuses. CTs, meters, etc. Shall be proven in opposition to the permitted material submittal. 
  3. Ensure the floor surface is ready with base frames grouted to install the switchgear.
  4. A minimum clearance of 800 mm shall be maintained at the rear side of the panel so that easy access for the termination of cables and other maintenance works can be carried out.
  5. Panelboards shall be installed serially and with Level Verticality following the Manufacturer’s recommendations, approved site layout, and as per site requirement.
  6. Check cabinet interconnections, bus bar connections, and control wire connections between the cubicles after proper alignment of the section cubical as per the manufacturer's drawing and approved shop drawing.
  7. All knockouts made on the panel covers shall be filed and provided with grommets to avoid sharp edges and unused knockouts shall be covered.
  8. The connection of bus bar trunking with all panelboards shall be done rigidly with proper supports.
  9. The cable bending radius should be less than 8 times the cable diameter in line with the Manufacturer's recommendation.
  10. Cable pulling, termination & crimping shall be done as per the cables method statement.
  11. Termination of cables shall be done using approved material submittal for cable glands and lugs. Glanding and connections should be done only by competent technicians and electricians under the supervision of an electrical site Engineer.
  12. All panel forums and transfer gears shall be supplied with proper earthing connections as consistent with authorized shop drawings.
  13. Manufacturer recommendations are to be followed for all relay, timer, and other breaker current settings, as per the total connected loads and the discrimination study of the system.
  14. Identification labels of the approved type shall be fixed on all panel boards.
  15. Coordinate with the Main Contractor and ensure the provision of chequer plates on the open trenches inside the LV Room and Electrical rooms.
  16. Ensure that all cable entries and other openings of Electrical/LV Room, Wall/Floor are carried out with properly approved sealant.
  17. The manufacturer's representative to verify the site installations and provide acceptance of same before Energization of Panelboards after obtaining clearance from the Site Engineer.
  18. Raise (WIR) for installation of Panel Boards along with glanding and termination to a consultant.

Installation Procedure for SMDB&FDB

  1. Manufacturers represent at life to verify the site installations and provide acceptance of same before Energization of Panelboards after obtaining clearance from Site Engineer.
  2. Installation works shall be carried out only following approved shop drawings of the latest revision.
  3. Ensure all civil and finishing works are completed and the area is released for the area of Installation and cleared by the civil section to proceed with Distribution Board installations. Also, make sure that the work region is smooth and secure to adopt sports.
  4. Ensure the wall surface is ready to install the Distribution Boards.
  5. Clearances are to be maintained between the SMDBs and FDBs. As mentioned and described in the approved shop drawings.
  6. The height of the Distribution Boards shall be maintained as per approved shop drawings so that easy access for termination of cables and other maintenance works can be carried out.
  7. Connection of cable trays/Cable trunking with all Distribution Boards shall be done rigidly with proper supports.
  8. All knockouts made on the panel covers shall be filed and provided with grommets to avoid sharp edges and unused knockouts shall be covered. All cable entries shall be closed and sealed adequately.
  9. Termination of cables shall be done using approved cable glands and lugs glanding and connections should be done by only competent technician’s electricians as per the approved shop drawing.
  10. SMDBs and FDBs shall be provided with proper earthing connections as per approved shop drawings.
  11. Doors of SMDBs and FDBs are to be earthed with a flexible connection.
  12. Identification labels of approved types shall be fixed on SMDBs and FDBs.
  13. Raise (WIR) for installation of SMDBs and FDBs along with glanding and termination to Consultant

Method Statement for Electrical Installations 


Friday, March 25, 2022

March 25, 2022

Method Statement For Installation Of Light Fittings Luminary’s Exterior Interior

To download the following Method Statement For Installation Of Light Fittings Luminary’s Exterior Interior in free and editable MS Word format, click on the download link given at the end of this article.

1. Purpose

The purpose of this Method Statement for Installation of light fittings luminary’s exterior interior” to ensure that it complies to Project requirements, specifications, and standards.

2. Scope of Work

This Method Statement applies to all installation of light fittings luminary’s exterior interior. The Manpower, devices, machinery, and equipment shall be organized to meet the schedule as per the approved construction program. 

3. Definition

1.1 Abbreviation

QAQC    Quality Assurance Quality Control

MS Method Statement 

MEP Mechanical, Electrical, Plumbing

RFIA Request for Inspection & Approval

MIR Materials Inspection Request

ITP Inspection and Test Plan

TBT Tool Box Talk

1.2 “Approved” or “Approval” 

“Approved” or “Approvals” means approved in writing by the applicable Engineers         Assistant acting within the scope of their delegated authority.

1.3 “Shop Drawings” 

“Shop Drawings” means drawings produced where the contract designs drawings require expressing in more basic form to facilitate construction scope and requirements.

1.4 “Final Inspection”

“Final Inspection” means the inspection of the records of works at completion or after pre-determined elements to ensure that all previous inspections and tests have been satisfactorily carried out and properly recorded.

1.5 “Materials”

“Materials” means all items covering the materials or equipment delivered to the site that must be incorporated in the project.

1.6 “Method Statements”

“Method Statements” means a technical document to be read in conjunction with the drawings, specification, standards, and codes of practice, technical datasheets, schedules, work instructions, and any other technical document related to a particular work.

4. Reference Documents – Specifications, Drawings. Etc.

1. Project Quality Plan 

2. Project General Specifications

3. Approved Project Electrical Drawings 

4. Approved Method Statements 

5. Approved Material Submittal 

6. Manufacturer’s Instructions

Following tools shall be required for the installation of light fittings & fixtures.

1. Portable hand tools.

2. Portable Drilling Machine

3. Spirit Level

4. Level Threads

5. Step Ladder / Scaffolding

6. Digital Multimeter

5. Manpower


1. Construction Manager

2. Site Engineer

3. Supervisor

4. QC Engineer / Inspector

5. Quantity Surveyor

6. Safety Officer


1. Foreman

2. Trade workers

3. Helpers / Labours

4. Drivers

5. Responsible Personnel on Site

1. The Project Manager shall be responsible for the overall construction activities.

2. The Construction Manager, Testing & Commissioning Engineers, Site Engineers, Supervisors, and Foremen shall implement this Method Statement.

3. The Material controller shall be responsible for receiving materials in the on-site warehouse.

4. The site Engineer / Supervisor shall check the materials as per the manufacturer’s recommendation before installation and shall be responsible for the installation as per approved shop drawings.

5. Safety Officer shall ensure that appropriate/necessary measures are in place at the work location to avoid any unexpected events.

6. QAQC Inspector shall be responsible for carrying out inspections for the materials delivered on-site. He shall document such inspections.

7. QAQC Engineer / Inspector shall monitor the installation activities progressively and shall record all deviation from the specification in a form of snags or further as non-conformance notification.

6. Material Inspection / Storage

All materials and/or equipment received or purchased shall be inspected and approved by Supervision Consultant before using on-site. Materials shall be stored in a safe, secured, and tidy manner inappropriate conditions to prevent deterioration or damage. All major MEP equipment shall be appropriately covered and protected from weathering ill effects, open sunshine, sand storm, and other such vagaries peculiar to the region. Items shall be stored for ease of access/handling/stock verification/ inspection/ checking by the main contractor/supervision consultant representative if and when required.

The manufacturer’s recommendation for storage criteria should be followed where applicable to avoid damage to product quality. The storage areas shall be laid out to ensure ease of handling, retrieval and to avoid damage to materials which must be properly stacked following the manufacturer’s recommendation. The storekeeper shall ensure that the rotation of materials is maintained to ensure that the “first in, first out” system is observed. Routine checks shall be carried out to ensure that this rotation is maintained. The shelf life of the materials shall be monitored where applicable.  


The Installation of light fittings luminary’s exterior interior accessories shall be in line with the approved material submittal and approved drawings as per rules and standards.


On receipt of the Lighting Control System accessories at the site, necessary precautions shall be taken for unloading, shifting & storage, as follows: -

1. All Packages for the complete set of Lighting Control systems, reaching the site shall be identified as per the package list.

2. Where auxiliaries are shipped loose, these will be identified and checked against the dispatch documents. Any missing or damaged item will be recorded to the supplier immediately for replacement/repair.

3. All materials received at site shall be inspected and ensured that the materials are as per approved material submittal, shop drawing, and single line diagram.

4. Any deterioration, damage, etc if found will be notified and reported for further necessary action.

5. The site Engineer (Electrical) has to ensure that material used at the site is free from any damage.

6. All packages shall be stored under a protected dust area.

9. Installation General Requirements

1. The site Engineer (Electrical) has to ensure that all wiring is completed and tested and the site is cleared from the civil section to install light fittings and all cement works and coloring of the wall is completed and cleared for the installation of wiring accessories.

2. Before starting the installation, the Site Engineer (Electrical) should ensure that approved shop drawings related to the installation area are referred and that required materials are available at the site as per approved material submittals.


1. Installation works shall be carried out only concerning approved shop drawings of the latest revision.

2. The site Engineer (Electrical) has to ensure that all the lighting fixtures are received at the site of the latest revision.

3. The site Engineer (Electrical) has to ensure that all the lighting fixtures are received at the site as per approved material submittal and as per approval.

4. Ensure all finishing works in all related areas are completed for the area of installation and released/cleared by the civil section to proceed with the installation of lighting fixtures.

5. The type of lighting fixtures is to be selected as per the approved schedule of lighting and approved shop drawing.

6. Lighting fixtures installed in exposed external areas shall be of weatherproof type.

7. Lighting fixtures are to be installed inline and parallel with another line of fixtures as per approved shop drawings and false ceiling drawings.

8. Heavy lighting fixtures shall be supported from the ceiling using galvanized caddy clips and heavy gauge G.I. wire.

9. Lighting fixtures fixed in service areas, where there is no false ceiling, fittings are to be fixed firmly and securely using anchor bolts. minimum 6 millimeters bolt and metal expansion anchor rods.

10. Fixing of lighting fixtures above ducts, pipes, trays, and trunking shall be avoided.

11. The connection between lighting fixtures and ceiling roses is to be made only using heat resistance 3 core, 2.5 SQ mm, or 1.5 SQ mm flexible / wires. wires.

12. Ceiling rose location shall be easily accessible and should be avoided installation above AC ducts and cable trays.

13. All lighting fixtures shall be connected with earthing cable.

14. Before fixing lamps, all lighting fixtures are to be cleaned.

15. Gloves shall be used in works.

16. Correct lamps are to be fixed in lighting fixtures.

17. Installation of louvers shall be installed and protected by polyethylene sheets.

18. Care should be taken in fixing the fitting louvers and avoiding fingerprints or dust on the louver

19. Before installation all wires should be tested, meagered and schedules should be submitted to Engineers for approval and records shall be maintained.

20. GI boxes, round PVC boxes in concrete must be treated after plaster and the edges shall be accomplished well and clean. 

21. Wall finish shall be done uniformly around the box edges.

22. Test results should be submitted to the consultant for the records.

23. Ensure that where luminaries are fixed directly to conduit boxes the final circuit connections are adequately protected against the heat transfer from the luminaries

24. Fix a label at each luminary which is connected to more than one circuit to read this luminary is connected to 'X' number of circuits and is supplied from distribution board Ref. 'Y'. Isolate each circuit before working on the luminaire. Agree on label location and format on site.


Inspection for Installation of installation of light fittings luminary’s exterior interior”.


1. Risk Assessment

2. Inspection &Test Plan

3. Quality Control Procedure.

Sunday, March 13, 2022

March 13, 2022

Portable Fire Extinguishers-Toolbox "PASS" Talks

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The control of any accidental fire eruption due to any reason within the facility, the proper knowledge for the portable fire extinguisher’s maintenance, easy availability, and usage play a vital role. The staff, employees must fully be trained for its proper use in the event of any unwanted fire incident. For this reason, fire extinguisher training is very important from time to time repeatedly. Such things are important enough to need repeating. Earlier this month you were given the proper instructions on how to use a portable fire extinguisher.

All the person staff, employees, or fire control supporting personnel should make sure to remember the PASS operating technique for portable fire extinguishers. 

What Word does “PASS” stands for?

P - Pull the pin. 

Pulling the pin unlocks the operating lever or button so you can discharge the Portable fire extinguisher easily. While using the fire extinguisher, always stand at least 6 to 8 feet from the fire.

A - Aim low 

Always point the portable fire extinguisher nozzle or hose at the base of the fire.

S- Squeeze the lever below the handle. 

Squeezing the Portable Fire Extinguisher’s lever discharges/releases the contents/chemical of the portable fire extinguisher. When the user of the fire extinguisher releases the lever, the discharge or release of the content or chemical stops. Some models of portable fire extinguishers have a button to press rather than a lever.

S - Sweep 

Moving carefully and safely toward the fire, always keep the portable fire extinguisher aimed at the base of the fire and sweep from side to side until the flames appear to be out.

Watch and examine the area. If the fire starts up again, repeat the Portable fire extinguisher “PASS” technique.

Portable Fire Extinguishers-Toolbox "PASS" Talks


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