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Document ID (ISN)68145
CIS number 96-2263
ISSN - Serial title 0944-8780 - Tiefbau
Year 1994
Convention or series no.
Verband der Sachversicherer e.V., Cologne, Germany
Title Guideline for clean-up after a fire
Original title Leitlinie zur Brandschadensanierung [in German]
Bibliographic information Apr. 1994, Vol.106, No.4, p.218-224, 226, 228-229. Illus.
Abstract For clean-up after a fire, this recommendation from the German insurance industry defines four hazard classes. Small fires are classified as hazard class 0. Fires in kitchens, offices or workshops belong to hazard class 1. Fires involving larger amounts of plastics such as polyvinyl chloride belong to class 2. Fires in which polychlorinated biphenyls are produced (such as transformer fires) belong to hazard class 3. For fires belonging to hazard classes 2 and 3, clean-up firms with special know how need to be employed. The temperatures and conditions of a fire which lead to the development of harmful substances such as hydrogen chloride, hydrogen bromide, polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons, polychlorinated biphenyls, dibenzodioxins and dibenzofurans are given.
Descriptors (primary) combustion residues; Germany; supply of personal protective equipment; harmful substances; cleaning; fire
Descriptors (secondary) hydrochloric acid; comment on directive; fire services; polychlorinated biphenyls; hydrobromic acid; chlorinated dibenzofurans; polyvinyl chloride; tetrachlorodibenzodioxin; benzo(a)pyrene; ashes; soot; limitation of exposure; permissible levels; health hazards; chlorinated dibenzodioxins
Document type D - Periodical articles
Country / State or ProvinceGermany
Subject(s) Fire and explosions
Broad subject area(s) Fires, explosions and major hazards
Browse category(ies) Fires
Cleaning work