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KEY REVISION POINTS

The fi re triangle … The legal framework for the control of fi re hazards … The basic principles of fi re prevention – classifi cation, methods of extinction and principles of heat transmission … The common causes of fi re, its spread and consequences … Key elements of a fi re risk assessment … The principles of fi re detection, protection, warning and means of escape … The provision, maintenance and testing of fi re-fi ghting equipment … Emergency planning and training … FIRE INITIATION, CLASSIFICATION AND SPREAD BASIC PRINCIPLES

The fi re triangle consists of:

■ Fuel – solids, liquids and gases

■ Ignition source

■ Oxygen – from air, oxidising materials.