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There is often confusion as to how combustible goods can be stored and what the requirements are around the containment of flammable liquids. We studied the various bylaws and standards and using these, this insight has been compiled. Note this article does not deal wit flammable liquid stores.
A primary concern of every fire professional is the safe and orderly evacuation of persons out of a building faced by, or involved in a fire. It is important that all employees of an organization are aware of what measures are to be taken should an evacuation arise, and how to recognize that an evacuation has been ordered. This article serves to assist enterprises develop a comprehensive evacuation strategy and plan.
We are often asked what the regulations and standards are around Flammable Liquid Stores. The starting point of any journey into understanding the requirements and regulations is understanding the difference classes of flammable liquids, as the class would determine permissible quantities.
Load-shedding was practically unheard of a decade ago, yet today it is an everyday event. When the demand for electricity exceeds the available supply, planned supply interruptions may be carried out. This is called load shedding. When load exceeds supply the load has to be reduced to a point where the available capacity can handle it, otherwise the result for the whole system could be serious and lead to grid failure. In order to mitigate the risk of grid failure, the system controllers "shed some load" – they switch off the supply to various customers for a short while. The fire risk factor is aggravated by loadshedding in a few ways. this article will expand on some of these factors.