Control of Fire Hazards
A high standard of housekeeping and building maintenance is probably the most important factor in the prevention of fire. Listed below are some specific hazards:
- Storage of combustible material in unapproved spaces such as stairwells or fire escapes.
- Fire and smoke barrier door wedged open or not operating properly.
- Improper storage of flammable gasses and liquids.
- Defective electrical wiring and appliances and over-fusing.
- The use of extension cords as permanent wiring.
- Clothes dryer lint collector full or improperly vented.
- Careless disposal of cigarettes.
- Kitchen hoods and filters not properly cleaned.
- Improper disposal of oily rags.
In General, Occupants Should:
- Know how to alarm occupants of building upon discovery of fire by using pull stations.
- Call Toronto Fire Services by dialing 9-1-1 (Or call Campus Security by dialing 88 from any Seneca phone) immediately whenever you need assistance.
- Know where the exits are located.
- Know that the address of the Newnham Campus is 1750 Finch Avenue East.
- Notify security if special assistance is required in the event of an emergency.
- Know the fire alarm signals and the procedures established to implement safe evacuation.
- Obey warnings and directions given over the emergency voice communication system, by firefighters or by security personnel.
- Know the supervisory staff in the building and report any fire hazard to supervisory staff.
- Not smoke anywhere inside college buildings. Outdoor smoking must only be done in designated areas and ashes should be disposed of properly.
- Not store any materials or equipment in exit stairwells.
- All personal electrical appliances used by occupants must be closely monitored and must meet CSA Standards.
- Do not wedge open any fire doors or disengage the self-closing device installed on them.