Factories Act/Rules Fire safety

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MIRROR: G K Bhat
Schedule “I” of section 71 –Karnataka factory rules which we studied in our previous topic was related to fire extinguishers and it scale. The schedule “D” is dealing with the accessories to be provided for fire pump and related equipment. Most important point to understand that, the trailer pump is a must, even if the hydrant, sprinklers ect are provided in a factory. If the inspector of factories is satisfied with the firefighting equipements provided in a factory are sufficient to deal with the fire emergency, he can give exemption of placing fire pump in the industry. Schedule “D” deals with this subject.
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ScheduleD:[SeeRule71(10)(c)].
Equipmentto beprovidedwithtrailerpumpforlighttrailerpumpofacapacityof680litres/minute
 
1        Armouredsuctionhoseof9metreslength,withwrenches
 
1        Metalsuctionstrainer
 
1        Basketstrainer
 
1        Two-waysuctioncollecting-head
 
1        Suctionadaptor
 
10      Unlinedor rubberlined70mm.deliveryhoseof25metreslengthcompletewithquick- releasecouplings
 
1        Dividingbreaching-piece
 
2        Branch-piecewith15mm.nozzles
 
1        Diffusernozzle
 
1        Standpipewithblankcap
 
1        Hydrantkey
 
4        Collapsiblecanvasbuckets
 
1        Firehook(preventor) withcuttingedge
 
1        25mm.manilaropeof 30metreslength
 
1        Extensionladderof 9metreslength(wherenecessary)
 
1        Heavyaxe
 
1        Spade
 
1        Pickaxe
 
1        Crowbar
 
1        Saw
 
1        Hurricanelamp
1        Electrictorch
 
1        Pairrubbergloves
 
Forlargetrailerpumpofacapacityof1800litres/minute
 
1        Armouredsuctionhoseof9metreslength,withwrenches
 
1        Metalstrainer
 
1        Basketstrainer
 
1        Three-waysuctioncollecting-head
 
1        Suctionadaptor
 
14      Unlinedor/ofrubberlined70mm.deliveryhoseof25metreslengthcompletewith quick-releasecouplings
 
1        Dividingbreaching-piece
 
1        Collectingbreaching-piece
 
4        Branch-pipeswithone25mm.,two20 mm.andonediffusernozzles
 
2        Standpipewithblankcaps
 
2        Hydrantkeys
 
6        Collapsiblecanvasbuckets
 
1        Coilinghook(preventer)withcuttingedge
 
150mm.manilaropeof30metreslength
 
1        Extensionladderof 9metreslength(wherenecessary)
 
1        Heavyaxe
 
1        Spade
 
1        Pickaxe
 
1        Crowbar
 
1        Saw
 
1        Hurricanelamp
 
1        Electrictorch
 
1        Pairrubbergloves
 
Note: —IfitappearstotheChiefInspectorthatinanyfactorytheprovisionofbreathingapparatus isnecessaryhemay,byorderinwritingrequiretheoccupier toprovidesuitable breathingapparatus, inadditiontotheequipment forlighttrailerpump,orlargetrailerpump, asthecasemaybe.]
 
With this we came to an end to the fire safety rules of Karnataka Factories act. In our next topic we will discuss some other rules and regulations related to fire safety od the industries.
 
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