Fire Prevention, Protection & Safety on Power Plants
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Power plants have special fire protection issues: few people on duty, limited numbers of response agencies, and few fixed systems. Further, because of the increasingly competitive nature of the Electric Power Generation market, reduced plant staffing and stricter OSHA (Occupational Safety and Health Administration) requirements for employee fire fighting capabilities, employees of the power generating stations need to place increased emphasis on fire protection systems and fire fighting techniques in order to minimize the impacts and consequences of fires, which can damage critical equipment and reduce availability and reliability of power supplies.
This course is designed to provide utility operating personnel, power plant designers, and other interested parties with a basic understanding of the concepts, hardware and functions of fire protection as they apply to the electric power generating industry. This understanding is the starting point for providing and maintaining appropriate fire protection for power plants.
The course teaches delegates the importance of safety in the workplace with special emphasis on Power plants. It presents the majority of the latest aspects in Risk Management and Accident Investigation. The course highlights how to identify safety Safety Training needs. Near miss, incident and accident reporting is handled to show how these statistics can help to prevent losses to the power company and its employees.
Upon the successful completion of this course, participants will be able to:
- Become familiar with the fire protection principles including the chemistry and physics of fire, fire suppression systems, life safety requirements and industrial fire hazards
- Learn the application of power plant hazards & protection of turbines & generators, electrical equipment & auxiliaries and power plants
- Understand the fire risk control program and identify general fire protection systems and equipment as well as employ fire protection for the construction site
- Know the principles of safety management including employee attitudes towards safety, staff motivation, hazards management, emergency procedures, safety training and assessments and permit to work systems
- Recognize the benefits of safety management to the company and to the employees
- Demonstrate safety statistics and reporting on basic safety rules, preventable and non preventable incidents, accident investigations as well as accident ratio studies
- Explain the effect of risk assessment as hazard scan, recognize unsafe conditions and practices, illustrate how and when to do a hazard scan, identify high risk areas, materials and operations and know the importance of formal written procedures
- Based on case studies (30%); Techniques (30%); Concepts (10%) and Role Play (30%)
- Pre-test and Pro-test
- Variety of Learning Methods
- Case Studies and Self Questionaires
- Small Group Work
Who should attend
This course is applicable to engineers and technicians who need to improve their understanding of Workplace Safety. It is of particular importance to prevent accidents and loss to the employees and the company