Thursday, December 22, 2011

Safety Checklist For Flammable And Combustibles

Safety Checklist For Flammables And Combustibles


Safety Questionnaire


Are combustible scrap, debris, and waste materials (oily rags, etc.) stored in
covered metal receptacles and removed from the worksite promptly?

Is proper storage practiced to minimize the risk of fire including spontaneous

Are approved containers and tanks used for the storage and handling of
flammable and combustible liquids?
Are all connections on drums and combustible

Are all connections on drums and combustible liquid piping, vapor and liquid tight

Are all flammable liquids kept in closed containers when not in use (for example,
parts cleaning tanks, pans, etc.)?

Do storage rooms for flammable and combustible liquids have explosion-proof

Do storage rooms for flammable and combustible liquids have mechanical or
gravity ventilation?

Is liquefied petroleum gas stored, handled, and used in accordance with safe
practices and standards?

Are "NO SMOKING" signs posted on liquefied petroleum gas tanks?

Are liquefied petroleum storage tanks guarded to prevent damage from vehicles?

Are all solvent wastes and flammable liquids kept in fire-resistant, covered
containers until they are removed from the worksite?

Is vacuuming used whenever possible rather than blowing or sweeping
combustible dust? Are firm separators placed between containers of combustibles
or flammables, when stacked one upon another, to assure their support and

Are fuel gas cylinders and oxygen cylinders separated by distance, and fireresistant
barriers, while in storage?

Are fire extinguishers selected and provided for the types of materials in areas
where they are to be used?

Are appropriate fire extinguishers mounted within 75 feet of outside areas
containing flammable liquids, and within 10 feet of any inside storage area for
such materials?

Are extinguishers free from obstructions or blockage?

Are all extinguishers serviced, maintained and tagged at intervals not to exceed 1

Are all extinguishers fully charged and in their designated places?

Where sprinkler systems are permanently installed, are the nozzle heads so
directed or arranged that water will not be sprayed into operating electrical switch
boards and equipment

Are "NO SMOKING" signs posted where appropriate in areas where flammable or
combustible materials are used or stored?

Are all spills of flammable or combustible liquids cleaned up promptly?

Are storage tanks adequately vented to prevent the development of excessive
vacuum or pressure as a result of filling, emptying, or atmosphere temperature

Are storage tanks equipped with emergency venting that will relieve excessive
internal pressure caused by fire exposure?

Are "NO SMOKING" rules enforced in areas involving storage and use of hazardous


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