• FIRE PREVENTION COUNCIL MALAYSIA

    FIPCOM

    A Government Linked NGO
    Under

    National Fire Prevention Committee (NFPC)

  • Hazardous Material


  • A hazardous material is any item or agent (biological, chemical, radiological, and/or physical), which has the potential to cause harm to humans, animals, or the environment, either by itself or through interaction with other factors. Hazardous materials professionals are responsible for and properly qualified to manage such materials. This includes managing and/or advising other managers on hazardous materials at any point in their life-cycle, from process planning and development of new products; through manufacture, distribution and use; and to disposal, cleanup and remediation.

    The following fire hazards are found in various workplaces:

    • Open flames used in various applications (such as welding)
    • Electric wires, higher loads, loose connections, and old electrical equipment
    • All cooking and heat generating appliances
    • Smoking and the use of personal lighters or matches
    • Improper or unauthorized stowage of flammable and hazardous materials and chemicals
    • Insufficient capacity and numbers of emergency exits and stairs
    • Hindrance to sight or reach firefighting equipment, markings, and alarm systems
    • Insufficient numbers and types of fire extinguishers
    • Absence of fire detection and alarm system
    • Violation of building and fire codes