Some of the most dangerous accidents that could happen are fires and explosions. It is unsafe because not only does it adversely affect a certain area, but it can also spread.
Harmful chemicals can also leak on container vans and could affect the health of those near the area.
What could cause fire and explosion?
First, it is safe to say that fire and explosion can happen anywhere if the cause is grenades or any explosive devices. This could prove to be fatal especially if there are no safety measures in place.
Other things that could cause it includes faulty electric wires, smoking near tanks with high-pressure gasses, a leaky pressure vessel or gas tank, and many more.
What could one do?
If you are knowledgeable about the possible areas that are hazardous and could cause fire and explosion, you are a step ahead in preventing it from happening. It is obvious that areas with flammable chemicals, gas tanks, vents and pressure vessels are susceptible to fire and explosion.
By knowing this, you must take precautionary actions using the following:
Identify the hazardous areas and put signboards
This is the first step. First be knowledgeable, then, take action. Signs are also helpful for people who do not have this information. List the things that they should not do and the risks involved if they fail to cooperate or follow instructions.
Control highly-flammable chemicals
Many substances could cause fire and explosion. It will not hurt to read a little bit about them. You should see to it that its containers are properly sealed or closed. Also, control the amount of time in which the containers are open when transferring a substance.
The time, effort and expense that you give for safety measures are invaluable and are worth giving attention to rather than ignoring and neglecting it. This way, you can prevent casualties caused by fire and explosion.