Incident alert

LOCATION:
READYMIX OR MORTAR PLANT
ACTIVITY:
MAINTENANCE & HOUSEKEEPING
SUB ACTIVITY:
N/A
ALERT STATUS:
Normal
DATE ISSUED:
03/02/2009
INCIDENT No:
00212

TITLE
Batch Cabin and Canteen Fire
COUNTRY OF ORIGIN
United Kingdom
ACCIDENT / INCIDENT DETAILS
A fire started in the Premix batcher cabin overnight. The cabin, canteen and all the contents were completely destroyed. A 5-month old truck mixer parked adjacent to the buildings was also destroyed.

Fire brigade investigations have ruled out the involvement of any ‘third party’–the cause was not arson. Investigation concluded that the fire started within the batch cabin area.
ACCIDENT / INCIDENT IMAGES
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LEARNING POINTS / ACTIONS TAKEN
The cause of the fire is believed to have been either an electrical fault or something adjacent to a heat source catching alight.

Ensure that:

•Plug sockets are not overloaded;
•Clothing and other flammable materials are not left on heaters to dry;
•Work stations are kept tidy, with paper not left adjacent to computer cooling fans etc;
•All portable appliances are switched off at the mains when not in use & overnight;
•Portable Appliance Testing (PAT) is up to date and any faulty equipment removed;
•Smoking is only allowed in designated areas;
•Cigarettes & matches used in smoking areas are fully extinguished;
•Fire risk assessments have been carried out and actions are being followed;
•All electrical installations are visually inspected quarterly and fully inspected annually by competent persons.

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