What is Explosion Protection Document?
Preparation of Explosion Protection Document in enterprises where explosive atmosphere is likely to occur, according to Article 10 of “REGULATION ON PROTECTION OF EMPLOYEE FROM THE HAZARDS OF EXPLOSIVE ENVIRONMENTS” published in the Official Gazette dated April 30, 2013 and numbered 28633, within the scope of the Occupational Health and Safety Law No. 6331, dated 20/6/2012. mandatory.
Why is Explosion Protection Document Necessary?
In an emergency, if the personnel in the business does not know how to act, loss of life and property may occur. In order to prevent such incidents as loss of life and property, it is necessary to prepare an Explosion Protection Document in these enterprises and take the necessary precautions in the light of this document. The Explosion Protection Document is the document that specifies the requirements to prevent damage to the personnel in the enterprise, to minimize the risk of any explosion in the work machines, and to prevent the damages that may occur in dangerous situations as much as possible.
It is the employer’s responsibility to define a hazardous area in environments containing flammable explosive materials and to prepare an explosion protection document.
ATTENTION: Under the Occupational Health and Safety Law No. 6331 dated 20/6/2012, establishments that do not have Explosion Protection Documents may be subject to suspension of operations and administrative fines up to 89,629 TL.
Which Businesses Need Explosion Protection Document?
›LPG and Other Petroleum Products Production, Filling and Distribution Facilities,
›Places Producing and/or Storing Chemicals,
›Chemical Analysis Laboratories,
›Paint and Thinner Workshops,
›Flour, Sugar, Starch Factories,
›Electrical Devices and Equipment Workshops,
›Businesses with Paint Process/Containing Paint Shop,
›Raw Leather Workshops,
›Some Parts of Battery Workshops,
›Margarine, Olive Oil and Other Oil̆ Workshops.
›Aluminium, Wood Dust, etc.
Regulations Based on Fire Trainings
Article 8 of the “Occupational Health and Safety Regulation” published by the Ministry of Labor and Social Security in the Official Gazette dated 09.12. It states that it should appoint a sufficient number of people who have training and appropriate equipment on the subject”. In addition, the “Regulation on the Protection of Buildings in Fire”, published in the Official Gazette No. 26735 on 19.12.2007, obliges the Fire Safety Teams of the enterprises to be formed and to conduct fire training and applied fire drills at least once a year. It organizes fire training activities in order to be prepared for external situations.
Purpose of Education & Content
Evaluating the fire risk according to the working area of the enterprises in line with our legislation and applied standards, within the scope of the trainings, evacuation of the scene to the extinguishing and rescue team that will respond to the fire, the development of the fire, its characteristics, spreading rate and progression, and learning the main causes of the fire. Evaluating the fire risk according to the working area of the institutions and organizations, informing them about the necessary measures to prevent fire, and teaching the methods of extinguishing and evacuating fire during a fire.
Efficiency and quality will increase as a result of preventing fires that may occur as a result of simple carelessness within the institution, minimizing the loss of life and property in fire events, protecting the prestige of the enterprise, and increasing the self-confidence of the personnel.
Training Content & Objectives
- Combustion Information
- Types of combustion
- Slow Burn
- Self Combustion
- Fast Burning
- Flash-Explosion Combustion
- Fire Classes
- Classification of Flammable Substances
- Fire Causes and Effects
- Fire Formation Stages
- Hazards at the Fire Place
- Fire Growth Rate
- Intervention in Vehicle Fires
- Intervention in Building and Factory Fires
- Extinguishing Systems
- Fire Extinguishing Agents
- Advantages and Disadvantages of Water, Fire Cabinets and Necessary Materials
- Advantages and Disadvantages of Carbon Dioxide
- Halocarbon Extinguishers
- Foam Extinguishers
- Extinguishing Properties, Advantages and Disadvantages of Dry Chemical Powders
- Materials and Devices Used in Fire Fighting
- Giving the Fire Warning and the Action Style of the Personnel
- Personnel Evacuation Route and Getting to the Gathering Place
- Personal Protective Equipment, Devices and Use
- Urgent Action Plan
- Formation of Response Teams
- Fire Fighting Techniques
- Recovery Information
- Practical in Business
- Introduction of Fire Fighting Tools and Equipment