A Good Learner Always
Deputy Manager - Hr
Health And Safety
we have sufficent no. of fire extinguishers. I just need to know is their any law/ ammenment or discussion point that sand should be used as extinguishing agent due to silica, some health or env. issue may be their.
2nd December 2013 From India, Udaipur
you can always keep the sand buckets for fire safety, There are two clauses here: 1. Basically silica refered here is the purest form of sand. But it is always safe to use the purest sand to put off the fire, there is no harm in it. 2. Avoid the sand to become wet while you dispose, it wont get neutral with the normal sand surface. We are ISO 14001 certified and no question raised for the usage of Sand buckets.
if you refer the Factories Act rules 61, the water buckets can be replaced with sand buckets ( incase of Class B fire).
2nd December 2013
I would like to support what Mr. Christopher was added.
When comes to creation of environmental hazards due to the use of Fire Bucket, it's very negotiable. If we see in this pretext every activity have an impact on the environment, Ex. Use of Washrooms. We have to apply the concept of ALARP and choose the actions accordingly.
The auditor who raises this point, ask him what is the logic with reference of law / legislation supporting his submission.
Please continue the practice of using fire buckets. Fire buckets are even mention in NBC as a first aid fire fighting equipment.
3rd December 2013 From India
4th December 2013 From India, Bangalore
Well noted your point.
Can you please do a goggle search on the term ALARP and find out the answer to your questions yourself?
I am requesting you to first try to find out the answers by doing a self search in goggle or RESEARCH option on the top of this page before raising queries.
5th December 2013 From India
If sand is hazardous what is alternative? Fire extinguishers? Is using chemical is not hazardous? practically once the fire is extinguished with whatever means the remains are collected and disposed safely.
next time such stupid suggestions are given by the auditor, suggest him to use a bicycle to come to your place instead of car / bike / scooter which polluters air
8th December 2013 From United Arab Emirates, Dubai