Contribute to Health and Safety of Self and Others

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+ Q1: Describe the type of emergency warnings for fires/ incidents that are used in organisations. Response: The type of emergency warnings for fires/ incidents that are used in organisations can be achieved by installing suitable automatic fire detection systems, heat detectors, smoke detectors, flame detectors. ◆ Advice from designated personal ◆ Automatic sprinkler systems ◆ closed circuit television ◆ Communication equipment e.g. 1. Line based phones & mobile phones 2. email 3. loud speakers 4. two way radio 5. social media 6. message and computer pop up screens ◆ Electronic warning devices e.g. Sirens The most common of these strategies is general use from designated personal or automatic alarms. In receiving an emergency warning you should respond promptly and in a calm manner. The response should be consistent with the training enforced by the employer in these emergency situations. Usually the response is structured for the people in the most danger is evacuated first, followed by people that are at a lower risk. These strategies would make the quickest evacuation in a case of a high risk fire emergency. Fire Detectors: Automatic fire detection systems provide an early warning of a fire hazard for people. The most common elements of fire are heat, smoke and flames. Heat Detectors: Heat detectors, are designed to trigger when heat causes a rapid change in temperature. Heat detectors are best situated in confined spaces and are located on the ceiling. Smoke Detection: Smoke detectors like smoke alarms detect fire far more rapidly than heat detectors. Smoke detectors are better suited to large open spaces as smoke doesn’t disperse as quickly as heat. Flame Detections: Flame detectors respond to radiant energy, from sources such as glowing embers, coals and also flames. Flame detectors have fast detection

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