According to the National Fire Protection Association, U.S. fire departments respond to more than 4,000 cases per year involving hot work. Hot such as welding, cutting or heating activities, are the leading causes of workplace and industrial fires and subsequent losses. It includes any work that involves open flames and can generate sparks, such as soldering, brazing, torching and brazing – as well as work involved in energized systems.
The best way to prevent costly fires from these jobs is to ensure your workers are trained to act when a fire breaks out. The following precautions can prevent them from occurring in the first place:
The best way to prevent fires from breaking out due to any type of hot work is via a written policy and safety program. Your employees should be trained to understand that no work involving high heat emissions or generation should be done without proper safety precautions. If the work has to be done outside designated areas, they need to get a permit from an authorized supervisor or risk devastating consequences.
This is where SIA Insurance Group can help. We offer a proactive solution to insurance and will help you come up with a custom plan to meet your unique business needs in Woodridge, Illinois. Whether you are involved in the construction business, manufacturing or the food industry, we can help you reduce/prevent costly losses with a detailed and cost-efficient plan. Get in touch with us today.
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