Fire Protection

Fire hazardous work, disconnection of fire detectors, as well as extinguishing systems.

Help to ensure that nothing worse happens in an emergency. Make sure that escape and rescue routes are clear and that fire and smoke protection doors are not disabled.

Fire Protection Officer

The fire protection officer is responsible for coordinating and monitoring organizational fire protection and advises on questions of structural and plant fire protection.

In his function, he advises and supports as a central contact person in all matters of organizational fire protection.

Fire Protection Assistants

The task is primarily to prevent fires from occurring and, in the event of an emergency, to ensure that employees, students and visitors can evacuate the buildings quickly and safely.

Fire protection assistants take on a special function to ensure that everything runs smoothly in an emergency! Their task is to fight fires and evacuate other employees and students. Training is provided by the fire safety officer.

The training of fire protection assistants is regulated by ASR A2.2 and is carried out in accordance with DGUV I 205-023. The legal basis is the Occupational Health and Safety Act (ArbSchG) § 10.

The safe handling and use of fire extinguishing equipment to fight incipient fires without endangering self and to ensure that employees can leave the building independently (escape).

  • The duties of the fire safety assistant include:
  • Support of the fire protection officer
  • Support in preventive fire protection, e.g. through patrols
  • Support during building evacuation and evacuation
  • Firefighting in case of incipient fires without danger to self
  • Operation of fire protection equipment (wall hydrants, smoke and heat extractors, semi-stationary extinguishing systems, etc.)
  • Instructing the arriving fire department
  • As a rule, a proportion of 5% of employees is sufficient for normal fire hazards (e.g. office use).
  • For facilities with an increased fire hazard (laboratories, workshops) and areas with an increased number of persons (employees, persons from outside the company, persons with limited mobility), a significant increase in the training quota is advisable, but at least 10% of the employees.
  • If the workforce is distributed over several locations, the number of fire protection assistants must be kept available for each location in accordance with the fire hazard determined.

The training and provision of fire protection assistants does not release the employer from the obligation to instruct the employees regularly (at least once a year) about the fire hazards and fire protection equipment available in their work area and how to behave in the event of danger.

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Behavior in case of fire

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Emergency and alarm plan

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Fireproof base

A fireproof base is an integral part of fire safety regulations. This is to prevent a fire from starting due to a defective electrical appliance.

  1. heat-generating appliances (coffee machines, kettles, etc.) must be placed on a fireproof base.
  2. defective appliances must be taken out of service immediately, repaired or, if necessary, disposed of as electronic waste.
  3. glass plates (e.g. glass cutting boards), tiles or metal plates are suitable as fireproof bases.

Refractory underlays can be purchased from the VC group.
- Size 30 x 20 cm, price 3,95 €
- Size 40 x 30 cm, price 4,95 €
This offer is exclusively for employees of the University of Kassel!
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Extinguishing agents and fire protection equipment

Extinguishing agent

Extinguishing agents are procured in coordination between the fire protection officer and the Technical Building Management. The notification of requirements is made via the Service Desk Building.

Testing of fire protection equipment

Technical Building Management organizes the regular performance of periodic inspections of fire extinguishers as well as the extinguishing and fire alarm systems and other fire protection equipment such as smoke and heat extraction systems, backlit escape and rescue route signs, fire and smoke protection dampers, etc.
Contact is made via the service desk building.

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