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Fire Safety Plan

  • 12 November 2020
  • Author: Safety Ahead
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Fire Safety Plan

Imagine a fire starts in your house, starting to block all exits and ways out. You’re trapped and can’t get out of the house. You start to panic. Wishing you would have come up with an escape route or plan to get out. This is where the Fire Safety Plan comes in handy. Fires affect thousand of Canadians every year whether they are workplace fires, house fires and/or forest fires.

Working During COVID-19

  • 24 September 2020
  • Author: Safety Ahead
  • Number of views: 1500
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Working During COVID-19

With COVID-19 spreading across the globe, some companies have been changing their working situations to allow their employees to work from home, but some companies are unable to do that and their employees still need to go into the office. This blog will give you some tips whether you are either working from home or if you are back working in the office. 

Working in Hot Conditions

  • 29 July 2020
  • Author: Safety Ahead
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Working in Hot Conditions

When the summer months come along, so do the heat advisories. Temperature extremes can become dangerous to your health. When working in conditions with excessive exposure to heat, heat illnesses are a concern since heat stroke is a possibility.

Reporting to OHS and What to do When Issued an OHS Order

  • 15 July 2020
  • Author: Safety Ahead
  • Number of views: 2412
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Reporting to OHS and What to do When Issued an OHS Order

As a worker, you have the right to know about health and safety, the right to refuse dangerous work and the right to participate in health and safety.

Preparing for Severe Weather

  • 22 June 2020
  • Author: Safety Ahead
  • Number of views: 2199
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Preparing for Severe Weather

After the long winter we’ve had, we finally get to look forward to some warm sunny summer weather. But with that beautiful summer weather, we all know what comes along with that, and that’s…. Thunderstorms. 

How to Protect Yourself from Flu Pandemics

  • 9 March 2020
  • Author: Safety Ahead
  • Number of views: 3437
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How to Protect Yourself from Flu Pandemics

As news breaks that the most recent flu, perhaps even pandemic, Coronavirus (COVID-19), is starting to spread around the globe, I can’t help but think how can we best keep ourselves, loved ones and workplace safe? 

Taking Safety Seriously at Home

  • 22 January 2020
  • Author: Safety Ahead
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Taking Safety Seriously at Home

At Safety Ahead we don’t just focus on workplace safety, but we think about how safety effects and should be applied to all aspects of life – this includes pets and children.

With two dogs of my own and a little one on the way, now more than ever I have been thinking about the safety of my home. There are a lot of things to consider, so to help you ensure your home is safe for everyone living there, read on to uncover some great health and safety tips for the ones you love the most!

Holiday Safety

  • 16 December 2019
  • Author: Safety Ahead
  • Number of views: 3806
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Holiday Safety

‘Tis the season for shopping, feasting, parties and overindulgence. But as I check off my list of gifts and events in preparation for the holidays, I realized there are also many things to take into account when it comes to ensuring my family and friends stay safe over the season.

To help you stay safe over the holidays, we at Safety Ahead have compiled a list of our top hazards to take note of and avoid this time of year.

Contractor Compliance

  • 20 November 2019
  • Author: Safety Ahead
  • Number of views: 3835
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Contractor Compliance

Working together and being able to provide the craft of a specific trade is what can truly make a job or project a successful and profitably one. But when it comes to the safety of multiple workers and trades on-site it got me thinking - who is truly responsible for what?

Horror Isn’t Just on Halloween

  • 30 October 2019
  • Author: Safety Ahead
  • Number of views: 3616
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Horror Isn’t Just on Halloween

Halloween is usually fondly thought of as a fun and spooky night for kids and kids at heart, and the thought of children’s safety is usually top of mind for parents and guardians alike – for good reason.

October 31st is actually one of the most dangerous days of the year when it comes to traffic and vehicle related accidents and fatalities. In fact, pedestrian deaths spike 43% on Halloween, making it more susceptible to a traffic fatality than any other night of the year – and children being the most at risk.

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Fire Safety Plan

  • 12 November 2020
  • Author: Safety Ahead
  • Number of views: 826
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Fire Safety Plan

Imagine a fire starts in your house starting to block all exits and ways out. You’re trapped and can’t get out of the house. You start to panic. Wishing you would have come up with an escape route or plan to get out. This is where the Fire Safety Plan comes in handy. Fires affect thousand of Canadians every year whether they are workplace fires, house fires and/or forest fires.

In 2014 there was 2,118 residential fires in Alberta resulting in 18 deaths and 104 fire related injuries. In Canada there was 12,071 residential fires resulting in 96 deaths and 928 fire related injuries.   

Always remember before you leave your house, ensure to turn off all potential appliances that could become the source of ignition such as your stove, oven, heaters, and fire place.

As you read through this blog you will learn some planning escape tips and how to test the efficiency of your plan. Also some tips to help eliminate potential house fires.

 

Planning Escape Tips:

  • Have everyone come together within your household and create a plan.
  • Walk throughout your house and inspect all possible exits and escape routes. Use the attached template of a Fire Safety Plan to develop and draw out your escape routes for the children who are in the house to understand.
  • Ensure to install smoke alarms throughout your house and replace batteries annually.
  • Have a muster/meeting point outside of the house where everyone is to meet after they have escaped, ensure it is far enough away from the house. Make sure to mark the muster/meeting point on the map for your family to refer back to it.
  • Have everyone in the house memorize the emergency numbers.
  • When having guests stay over inform them about the fire safety plan.
  • Once you are out of the house, do not re enter the burning building. If there is someone missing, inform the fire department.

 

Testing your Plan:

  • Practice your fire safety plan at least once a year.
  • Allow the children of the house to master the fire escape.
  • If your house has two floors ensure that it is possible to escape through the top level, by placing rope ladders near escape windows.
  • Close doors behind you as you leave the house.

 

The top 10 tips to prevent house fires

1. Test your smoke alarms regularly, replace batteries

2. Inspect all of your heating sources

3. Keep your stove and oven clean

4. Never leave your kitchen while cooking

5. Always check your dryer lint trap for a build up of lint

6. Maintain all cords, ensure they are not frayed, ensure outlet/power bars are not overloaded

7. Properly store all flammable products, do not store propane in garage

8. Never leave candles unattended

9. Never leave the fireplace unattended

10. Keep fire extinguishers around the house, especially near woodstoves/kitchens and other sources of ignition 

 

If you have any further questions regarding a fire safety plan, or need one developed throughout your company. Feel free to give us a call at (780) 473-4772 or email us at info@safetyahead.ca

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