Prevention and Safety - Playing your part is important to us
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measures in relation to the potential dangers of fire in the vicinity
workplace, we agree, are vitally important. Often, under the usual pressures
of our work routine, we each have barely time to ponder over these things.
Things tend to get pushed aside for the more urgent of matters. Needless
to say, the lesser important of issues often get in the way, to blur
our sense of the importance of setting up fire prevention strategies,
or precautions, in relation to our workplace. In this respect, the Faculty
and Hospital at large have recognized the important role of fire safety
regulations and that definitive fire prevention measures are crucial,
in order to anticipate various hazardous sources of risk, including
the prevention of fire and its known destructive outcomes.
listeners to the fire points of fire-fighting
Faculty and Hospital have in place, several measures for fire prevention:
These are as follows:
escape route maps and fire extinguishers are placed at vital sections
of the building premises.
theoretical guidance and hands-on training, organized for all faculty
and support staff. These include the appropriate strategies (including,
for example, the handling of fire extinguishers) to cope with small
wood, electrical, chemical fires and those of other materials of combustible
rules are pasted in critical areas, to notify users of useful precautionary
steps to prevent fire, for example in the dental and research laboratories.
appointment of fire wardens and assistant wardens to lead orderly
evacuation in practice and in the event of an actual uncontrolled
fire taking place in the Faculty.
appointment of a Faculty Fire and Safety Committee to help contribute
ideas towards the safety of all our staff and personnel, in relation
to the prevention of fire and its complications, which we all hope
may be prevented from taking place.
help us by forwarding your ideas and suggestions to the Committee
Your role is important to us.
A/Prof Richard Aw
Faculty Fire and Safety Committee