Fire Prevention Plans

Fire Prevention Plans

Hazard Overview

Hazard Overview

What is a fire prevention plan?

A fire prevention plan (FPP) is intended to prevent a fire from occurring in a workplace. The FPP identifies fuel sources (hazardous or other materials) on site that could initiate or contribute to the spread of a fire, and includes the building systems, such as fixed fire extinguishing systems and alarm systems, in place to control the ignition or spread of a fire.

What are the hazards associated with fire prevention plans?

Failure to have an effective fire prevention plan may allow for ignition sources to cause fires, allow for lack of fire protection equipment needed to control each major fire hazard leading to property loss, and more importantly, may cause loss of human life.

Solutions

Solutions

What can I do to protect myself?

If the employer has a fire prevention plan, employees should become familiar with the content and how the plan may help to protect them in the event of a fire or other similar emergency.

What resources are available to assist employers?

Additional resources can be found on the A-Z topics pages for emergency action plans and exits and exit routes. Also, the NCDOL Library offers free safety and health videos and related research assistance on consensus standards (i.e., ANSI, NFPA, NEC). The education, training and technical assistance bureau provides free online safety and health training and outreach services (i.e., speaker's bureau requests, safety booths) upon request.

Regulations

Regulations

Which standards apply?

OSH standards requiring fire prevention plans:

General Industry

Construction

Learn More

Learn More

Where can I learn more?

If you would like to receive interpretive guidance on this or any other OSH standard or topic, you can submit your questions using the Ask OSH web form, by e-mail to ask.osh@labor.nc.gov or by calling 919-707-7876.