Does your plant need to have a fire prevention plan?

J.J. Keller & Associates
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Do you need to have a fire prevention plan (FPP)?

While OSHA strongly recommends that all employers have an FPP, you are only required to have a fire prevention plan when an applicable OSHA standard requires it. Those standards include:

At a minimum, an FPP must include:

  • List of all major fire hazards, proper handling and storage procedures for hazardous materials, potential ignition sources and their control, and the type of fire protection equipment necessary to control each major hazard.
  • Procedures to control accumulations of flammable and combustible waste materials.
  • Procedures for regular maintenance of safeguards installed on heat-producing equipment to prevent the accidental ignition of combustible materials.
  • Name or job title of employees responsible for maintaining equipment to prevent the accidental ignition of combustible materials.
  • Name or job title of employees responsible for the control of fuel source hazards.
  • Also, employees must be informed of any fire hazard they may be exposed to, and you must review with each employee those parts of the fire prevention plan necessary for self-protection.

Plan on it
If you have 10 or fewer employees, you can communicate your plan orally. If you have more than 10 employees, the plan must be written, kept in the workplace, and available for employee review.

Within the Interactive Tools area of KellerOnline, the Safety Plans (OSHA) tool provides you with a template for a fire prevention plan – the tool walks you through the steps of setting up your plan, and allows you to customize the plan for your workplace. You will also find a number of other written plan templates in KOL for a variety of workplace safety plans, both mandatory and best practice.

The Topic Index has a Fire Prevention Plans topic that provides you with ez Explanations, regulations, LOIs, CPLs, Guidance Documents, training programs and more.