The effects of accidental fires or explosions can be devastating in terms of lives lost, injuries, damage to property and the environment, and to business continuity. Working with flammable liquids, dusts, gases and solids is hazardous because of the risk of fire and explosion.
Dangerous substances are any substances used or present at work that could, if not properly controlled, cause harm to people as a result of a fire and explosion. Explosive atmospheres can be caused by flammable gases, mists or vapours or by combustible dusts.
At most workplaces the local Fire and Rescue Authority is responsible for enforcing general fire safety and if you need advice you should contact them.
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