RC15: Recommendations for the use of portable heaters in the workplace

  • 12 Apr 2018
  • Fire Safety Management
  • Processes and Equipment

These recommendations outline good practice for the management of portable heaters in the workplace where their use cannot be avoided. Consideration is given to heaters fuelled by electricity, LPG, liquid fuels (normally paraffin) and heaters designed for use in the open air. Practical advice is given to assist in the selection and management of suitable appliances with an emphasis on their maintenance and safe use.

These recommendations apply to portable and transportable electrical, gas and liquid fuelled space heaters designed for use in industrial and commercial premises. While the fire protection principles are transferable to domestic and residential properties, this guidance is not addressed to this form of occupancy.