A new building in campus shows a sign of progress and gives your students something to be excited about. Part of running a school is ensuring the safety of your students and staff and a construction site in campus poses a lot of hazards and risks and when things get worse, lawsuits that can ruin the credibility of your school. Therefore, it is necessary that you do some security measures to ensure that things go smoothly. One of these security measures is to hire a 24 Hour Fire Watch service while the construction is ongoing.
What Are The Fire Hazards In A Construction Site?
Construction sites are very active fire hazards especially if the building being made has wood framing. The equipment, materials, and active hot work that goes on in a construction site are all deadly combinations for starting a fire. It only takes a few seconds for a fire to spread and wipe out all the hard work of a construction crew – not to mention all the lives that could be affected when the fire starts. Depending on the weather and the surrounding conditions, the fire could even spread to nearby buildings in the campus and can endanger also the students and staff of your campus. Having a fire watch guard around will eliminate and help control fire hazards while the construction is going on.
Why hire a Fire Watch guard?
For most countries, local governments actually require the services of a fire watch guard on site as the construction is being done. Failure to comply with these requirement means paying a fine and your construction will be forced to stop until you acquire the services of a fire watch guard. You might want to check with your local government about this requirement. Even if it is not required, with all the risk involved, having a fire watch guard around is still a worthy service to hire.
What Are The Duties Of A Fire Watch Guard?
• Keep an eye out for fire hazards in the construction area while the crew is working.
• Inspects for any potential release of flammable liquids or vapors before, during, and after each shift.
• Makes sure that the requirements and conditions stated on the construction safety permit are maintained.
• Keep all flammable items away from ignition sources.
• Makes sure that everyone in the construction site knows where the fire fighting equipment are.
• Makes sure that there are no signs of burning embers, hot sparks, and other fire hazards after all operations are done for the day.
• Stop operations in the construction area when a hazardous situation turns up.
• Turns on the fire alarm and extinguishes the fire in the event of a real threat.
• Help with the evacuation of the crew when the fire is uncontrollable and assist the fire department.