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Risk Assessment for Use of Fire Suppression Gases-Inergen

 1. Activities 

  • Discharge, Removal
  • Installation,
  • Handling,
  • Maintenance, and Testing of Inergen
  • Cylinders and Complete system

2. Potential Hazards

  • Inhalation
  • Skin
  • Eyes
  • Injection
  • Ingestion
  • The victim may not be well aware/acknowledged of asphyxiation severe consequences.
  • Discharge/used pipework is likely to be cold to
  • Not studied a likely route of exposure

3. Exposure Affects

  • In high concentration may cause asphyxiation. Symptoms may include loss of mobility/conscience.
  • Toxicological 

4. Action to be Taken to Reduce Risk

  1. In high concentrations may cause asphyxiation. Symptoms may include loss of mobility/consciousness. The victim may not be well aware/acknowledged of asphyxiation severe consequences. Remove and shift the victim to an uncontaminated area wearing self-contained breathing apparatus.  Keep victim warm and rested.  Call a doctor. Apply artificial respiration if breathing stopped.
  2. Compressed gas directed at the skin can enter the body through small wounds or even penetrate the skin, causing serious or fatal injuries. Seek medical advice immediately.
  3. Ingestion is not considered a potential route of exposure.
  4. Cylinders to be located only in well-ventilated areas Oxygen detection required where the risk of release of asphyxiant gases exists.
  5. The pressurised system should be regularly and closely checked for leaks or other damages
  6. Eye protection to be worn.
  7. Gloves to be worn
  8. Cylinders only to be handled or moved with transport and recoil caps securely fitted safety data sheet available.

Personal Protective Equipment:

  • As required (state type required):
  • Eye Protection
  • Overall/clothing
  • Gloves
  • Mask/respirator
  • Safety Shoes

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