Fire Prevention and Emergency Preparedness Guide

Adopted by the International Council of Toy Industries, Ltd (ICTI) May 21, 1996


Industrial fires are one of the foremost threats to the people and property of any organization. Injuries, deaths and loss of business result from fires each year. It is estimated that 45% of businesses never re-open after a minor fire. Such losses are avoidable by applying basic fire prevention controls and being prepared for emergencies. Good management practices require the development and implementation of policies and procedures to protect employees and property by preventing and/or controlling fires and preparing for emergencies.

The purpose of this document is to assist manufacturing vendors with evaluating their fire prevention controls and emergency preparedness in the event of a fire. Manufacturing vendors who are developing a fire prevention and emergency preparedness program should find this as a useful guide.

The manual is divided into four parts. The first part of the manual describes how to get started with conducting a survey and developing a fire prevention and emergency preparedness program. The second part contains checklists for the survey, and part three provides reference material for checklist questions. The fourth part provides reference material for sources of help/information and additional resources that may be of assistance.

The manual is not intended to be a comprehensive manual on all fire risks and emergency planning for all facilities in all circumstances. The manual does not reference the inspection, maintenance, and operations of fire protection systems; such as automatic sprinklers and/or standpipe and hose systems. Information on fire protection systems should be obtained from appropriate experts and resources.

For any program to be successful, it must have management's commitment. Management must initiate and continuously support all elements of their fire prevention and emergency preparedness program.

Clear accountability for performance must be established for policies, rules, and procedures. All levels of management must play a part to prevent fires and prepare for emergencies.

Responsibility and accountability for life safety must not be left to chance or assumptions.

This guide for manufacturing facilities was drafted by Hasbro Inc.'s Corporate Safety & Health Services Department with the assistance of the Safety Standards Steering Committee of Toy Industries Association. (TIA) as a service to TIA members and their manufacturing vendors. Disclaimer:

Although the information and recommendations contained in this publication have been compiled from sources believed to be reliable, the International Council of Toy Industries (ICTI), Toy Industries Association. (TIA) and Hasbro, Inc. make no guarantee as to, and assumes no responsibility for, the correctness or completeness of such information or recommendations. Other or additional safety measures may be required under particular circumstances. Company safety personnel are strongly urged to review all applicable laws and regulations as promulgated by the appropriate governmental authorities which should take precedence over the material in this guide if inconsistent therewith.

Prior to use, it should be reviewed with local fire authorities, your fire insurance company and any Board of Fire Underwriters having jurisdiction in your area whose recommendations should take precedence over the provisions of this guide if inconsistent therewith.

Table of Contents

Getting Started
Survey Checklists

Reference Guide

Appendix I
Sources of Information & Assistance

Appendix II

Appendix III
Review of Basic Fire Hazards

Appendix IV
Facility Survey

Appendix V
Selected NFPA Reference Codes

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