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Fire Safety and Prevention

 Safe Operating Procedure

​PURPOSE

 

To establish guiding principles and requirements for fire safety at River East Transcona School Division (RETSD) that meets or exceeds all municipal, federal and provincial legislated workplace safety and health program requirements.

 

A fire safety program must be defined and documented for compliance as part of Element 3, identify people and resources available in an emergency situation, for the effective development and implementation of a workplace safety and health program under Manitoba legislation.

 

SCOPE

 

This safe operating procedure and associated documents establish a policy, procedure and program framework for a fire safety plan for all workers at RETSD. The best practices apply to all RETSD worksites.

 

RESPONSIBILITY

 

All Workers and Other Stakeholders

 

All workers and stakeholders are expected to abide by fire prevention and life safety system requirements.  All workers and stakeholders must abide by the laws of the municipal, provincial and federal governments. The Manitoba Fire Code is the law, and as such, is non-negotiable and must be complied with.

 

FIRE SAFETY PREVENTION AND CONTROL

 

Fire Safety Plan

 

The following information items are documented in each facility fire safety plan, as part of the overall emergency preparedness and response program at RETSD.

 

Fire prevention and control procedures, including fire and explosive hazard control, are defined and documented in Part 6 – Prevention and Control of Fire Hazards.

 

Part 6 - Prevention and Control of Fire Hazards

 

  • Extinguishing a Fire
  • How Fires are Classified
  • How To Use a Portable Fire Extinguisher
  • Confine, Control and Extinguish The Fire
  • Occupant Precautionary Actions
  • Occupant Instruction on Smoke Alarm
  • Staff Control of Hazards
  • Staff Precautionary Actions
  • Building Safety Equipment and Area

 

COMMUNICATION

 

A combination of hard-copy postings, distributions and electronic posting will be used to communicate safety and health program information within RETSD.

 

TRAINING

 

All stakeholders shall be trained to their required level of involvement in the WSHMS to become familiar with its structure, organization, and how to look up and access information both electronically and in hard copy form through:

 

  • New employee orientation, employee manuals or employment information packages

 

  • Return to work or remedial programs, as required on an individual basis

 

  • Planned ongoing training through team meetings, individual coaching or other methods as developed or adopted

 

ENFORCEMENT

 

Ultimately, the superintendent shall be responsible for the sustainability of the WSHMS, and shall enforce compliance to standards at a divisional level.

 

Workplace safety and health management system compliance shall be managed through the application of performance management and progressive discipline policies and procedures.

 

Worker failure to comply with provisions of the RETSD safety program may lead to discipline, up to and including discharge from employment and / or other remedies available at law.

 Document Number

WSHMS-03-SOP-015-02

 
 

 Document Control

Prepared:

Divisional Safety and Health Officer

Controlled:

Divisional Safety and Health Officer

Reviewed:

Divisional Workplace Safety and Health Committee

Issued: 

Director of Human Resources

Approved:

Director of Human Resources

Origin Date:

February 23, 2010

Last Revised:

July 31, 2018

Last Reviewed:

July 31, 2018

Next Review On or Before:

July 31, 2021

 

 

 References

Manitoba Workplace Safety and Health Act or equivalent legislation as applicable

 

Manitoba Workplace Safety and Health Regulation or equivalent legislation as applicable

 

Manitoba Workplace Safety and Health Regulation Part 19 – Fire and Explosive Hazards

 

Manitoba Workplace Safety and Health Regulation Part 04 – General Workplace Requirements

 

Manitoba Workplace Safety and Health Program Element 02 – Identifying and Controlling Hazards

 

All other associated and applicable workplace safety and health management system documents