Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/555656
Title:
Fire safety in hospital design
Authors:
Department of Health (DoH); Jackman, F. P.
Citation:
Department of Health. 1983. Fire safety in hospital design. Dublin: Department of Health.
Publisher:
Department of Health (DoH)
Issue Date:
1983
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/555656
Item Type:
Report
Language:
en
Description:
Hospitals present unique problems in fire safety. Often patients are unable to walk or move about freely. Many are susceptible to effects of fire and smoke. Hospitals are usually large and complex and use a wide variety of hazardous equipment and materials. They are buildings with many high life risk areas from fire as well as having areas with a high fire risk. Fires can and do occur over the full range of departments in them . (126 attended by Brigades in 1982 ( D.O.E.) From U.K. statistics (it is agreed that Irish figures would not vary greatly from them) it is known that most fires occur in the wards (16% approximately - mostly from smoking materials setting fire to furnishings). Other vulnerable areas in decending order of occurance are, the kitchens (13% - mostly over-heating of food cooking.fat), stores rooms (9 - 8%), access ways (6.9%), lavatories, lounges, laundry, (ignition of fluff), staff rooms, (unauthorised heaters, electric irons,) boilerhouse, refuse/disposal, and office areas. The area with the lowest number of fires recorded is the laboratory (2% - mostly caused by bunsen burners/hot plates).
Keywords:
HEALTH SERVICES AND THEIR MANAGEMENT; STATISTICAL DATA; FIRE SAFETY; HOSPITAL

Full metadata record

DC FieldValue Language
dc.contributor.authorDepartment of Health (DoH)en_GB
dc.contributor.authorJackman, F. P.en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2015-05-25T11:13:05Zen
dc.date.available2015-05-25T11:13:05Zen
dc.date.issued1983-
dc.identifier.citationDepartment of Health. 1983. Fire safety in hospital design. Dublin: Department of Health.en_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10147/555656en
dc.descriptionHospitals present unique problems in fire safety. Often patients are unable to walk or move about freely. Many are susceptible to effects of fire and smoke. Hospitals are usually large and complex and use a wide variety of hazardous equipment and materials. They are buildings with many high life risk areas from fire as well as having areas with a high fire risk. Fires can and do occur over the full range of departments in them . (126 attended by Brigades in 1982 ( D.O.E.) From U.K. statistics (it is agreed that Irish figures would not vary greatly from them) it is known that most fires occur in the wards (16% approximately - mostly from smoking materials setting fire to furnishings). Other vulnerable areas in decending order of occurance are, the kitchens (13% - mostly over-heating of food cooking.fat), stores rooms (9 - 8%), access ways (6.9%), lavatories, lounges, laundry, (ignition of fluff), staff rooms, (unauthorised heaters, electric irons,) boilerhouse, refuse/disposal, and office areas. The area with the lowest number of fires recorded is the laboratory (2% - mostly caused by bunsen burners/hot plates).en_GB
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherDepartment of Health (DoH)en_GB
dc.subjectHEALTH SERVICES AND THEIR MANAGEMENTen_GB
dc.subjectSTATISTICAL DATAen_GB
dc.subjectFIRE SAFETYen_GB
dc.subjectHOSPITALen_GB
dc.titleFire safety in hospital designen_GB
dc.typeReporten
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