Fires can happen at any time, anywhere – but this was certainly unexpected.
If, buts and maybes
How did it start?
One of the owners of the property is a smoker, they stand in the same spot several times a day and smoke. They have a little pot for the dog ends. This has been like this for years. Regular as clockwork everyday year in year out, smoke put dog end in the pot. Today, however, he missed the pot. Guess where the rubbish was stored. Yep, you got it, next to his pot.
Just because you have done something for years, does not make it right. This is no different in the workplace.
When was the last time you checked your fire procedures, do you do a daily fire marshal check of your working environment? What is your housekeeping like? Poor housekeeping is a real danger when it comes to fire.
A fire needs three ingredients, oxygen, fuel and ignition/heat. Poor housekeeping can give plenty of fuel. All we need is the ignition.
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Just because you have done it for years, does not make it right or safe. Today, they were lucky, but tomorrow who knows.
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