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Document ID (ISN)76944
CIS number 01-1194
ISBN(s) 0-7176-1786-6
Year 2000
Convention or series no.
Author(s)
Health and Safety Commission
Title Fire precautions in the clothing and textile industries
Bibliographic information HSE Books, P.O.Box 1999, Sudbury, Suffolk CO10 2WA, United Kingdom, 2000. iv, 28p. lllus. 14 ref. Price: GBP 8.50.
Abstract Almost all textile products are flammable and many textile factories have large quantities of combustible good on stock or as part of the work in progress. This booklet offers guidance aimed at employers on conducting a risk assessment. Contents include: general factors that influence the risk from fire from within a building; safety measures that relate to particular processes; means of escape; training and safety rules; fire protection equipment; maintenance; protection against arson; legal requirements; testing the fire hazards of textile goods stored in bulk.
Descriptors (primary) United Kingdom; textile industry; fire prevention; fire hazards
Descriptors (secondary) maintenance; bulk solids storage; manuals; hazard evaluation; fixed extinguishing systems; safety guides; fire protection; glossary; safety training in industry; safety rules; escape and exit
Document type F - Information notes, codes of practice, standards
Country / State or ProvinceUnited Kingdom
Subject(s) Fire and explosions
Broad subject area(s) Fires, explosions and major hazards
Browse category(ies) Fires