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RC1 Recommendations for fire precautions with temporary and emergency electrical supplies

Published

2005

These recommendations aim to outline practical measures that can be taken to reduce the number of fires associated with the provision of emergency power generating equipment. The recommendations apply to the use of fixed and portable generators fuelled by gaseous or liquid fuels and to the use of batteries, including those used with an inverter.

RC10 Fire Safety in Agricultural and Horticultural premises

Published

2011

These recommendations apply to farms, agricultural and horticultural undertakings, but do not relate to those parts of these premises which may form retail outlets, such as farm shops and garden centres. Book sales, markets, fetes, hunting, sports days, camping sites, holiday accommodation and recreational activities carried out on farmland are also outside the scope of these recommendations.

RC11 Recommendations for use of Fork lift trucks

Published

2014

These recommendations outline the fire safety considerations for fork-lift trucks powered by battery, diesel or liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) that are commonly used in industrial and commercial premises. These recommendations will also apply to other motorised lifting equipment such as pallet/platform hoists and motorised equipment generally, such as sweepers.

RC12 Recommendations for the Prevention & Control of Dust explosions

Published

2015

These recommendations provide advice for reducing the incidence and consequences of explosions resulting from the handling and release of powders and the creation of dust in the workplace. The hazards associated with secondary explosions and the prevention of these incidents, which may cause more damage than the primary event, are also addressed.

RC13  The use of portable electrostatic spray painting equipment

Published

1975

This document has been withdrawn and sperseded in part by RC31 and RC32.

RC14 Spraying and other painting processes involving flammable liquids and powders

Published

1989

This document has been withdrawn and sperseded in part by RC31 and RC32.

RC15 Recommendations for Use of Portable heaters in Commercial premises

Published

2018

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.

RC16A Recommendations for fish and chip frying ranges

Published

2013

This document has been withdrawn and sperseded by RC68.

RC16B Recommendations for fire safety in Commercial Kitchens

Published

2013

This document has been withdrawn and sperseded by RC68.

RC17 Recommendations for Fire Safety in Shrink Wrapping processes

Published

2005

These recommendations present measures for fire safety in the heat-shrinking of film plastics for the packaging of various goods and materials.