Generic Risk Assessments 5.8 – Flashover, Backdraft and Fire Gas Ignitions

(A4 Loose-leaf)

Department for Communities and Local Government
TSO (The Stationery Office)
Price: £9.99

'Generic Risk Assessment (GRA) 5.8 – Flashover, Backdraft and Fire Gas Ignitions' is part of a new series of GRAs that are the product of a 10 year consultation period. The GRAs in this series have been designed to safeguard fire and rescue personnel and members of the public.

GRA 5.8 examines the hazards, risks and controls that relate to Fire and Rescue Service (FRS) staff and others who may be affected when the phenomenon of Flashover, Backdraft or Fire Gas Ignition is experienced. GRA 5.8 covers the tasks, hazards and risks associated with these phenomenon and outlines the persons at risk and control measures that should be implemented.

Key features:

  • Significant hazards and risks

  • Key control measures

  • Training

  • Personal protective equipment

  • Incident command and control.

This GRA is supplied as a loose-leaf document. A binder pack containing an introduction to the series, foreword by Sir Ken Knight, contents and dividers is available to order separately. The binder is the ideal solution for storing the loose-leaf GRAs. The GRAs are also available to purchase as A5 bound publications - see below for more information.

This GRA supersedes GRA 5.8 contained in 'A Guide to Operational Risk Assessment: Fire Service Guide Volume 3'.

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Extent 12 pages ISBN 9780117540118
Size A4 Price £9.99
Format Looseleaf (with binder holes) Published 16 Sep 2009
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