Control of Fire Hazards in the Building
A. COMBUSTIBLE MATERIALS
A high standard of housekeeping and building maintenance is probably the most important single factor in the prevention of fire. For example:
- Combustible waste materials in buildings shall not be permitted to accumulate in quantities or locations which will constitute a fire hazard, such as elevator shafts, ventilation shafts, stairwells, or any other means of egress.
- Combustible materials shall not be used to absorb flammable or combustible liquid spills within the building.
- Greasy or oily rags or materials subject to spontaneous heating shall be deposited in a proper safety container or be removed from the premises.
- Lint traps in laundry equipment shall be cleaned to prevent excessive accumulation of lint.
- All ashes shall be stored in proper safety containers and combustible materials shall not be stored with ashes in the same container.
- Flammable liquids shall not be used for cleaning purposes.
- Combustible materials shall not be stored on a roof or adjacent to any building so as to create a fire hazard to the building or its occupants.
B. FIRE HAZARDS
In order to avoid fire hazards in the building, occupants are advised:
- Do Not put burning material such as cigarettes and ashes into garbage chutes.
- Do Not dispose of flammable liquids or aerosol cans in these chutes.
- Never force cartons coat hangers, or bundles of paper into chute because it may become blocked.
- To avoid unsafe cooking practices, (deep fat frying - too much heat unattended stoves - loose hanging clothing).
- Do Not Use unsafe electrical appliances, frayed extension cords, over-loaded outlets or lamp wire for permanent wiring.
- To avoid careless smoking, use ashtrays. Never smoke in bed.
C. IN GENERAL: OCCUPANTS ARE ADVISED TO:
- Know where the alarm pull stations and exits are located.
- Call the Toronto Fire Services immediately whenever you need emergency assistance.
- Know the correct building address.
- Know the audible alarm signal and the procedures established to implement safe evacuation of the building.
- No person shall intentionally disable a smoke alarm so as to make it in operable.
- Do not tamper, disconnect or cover the in suite audible device or heat detector.
- Notify property management if special assistance is required in the event of an emergency.
- Report any fire hazards to supervisory staff.