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Fire Accident in a Godown Near Howrah Bridge in Kolkata

November 10, 2017 Leave a comment

Fire Accident in a Godown Near Howrah Bridge in Kolkata - Blog- NIST

Calamities occurred by fire is never an easy thing to digest. On November 7, 2017 there was a fire accident in Kolkata near Howrah Bridge that disturbed the usual evening of few people and pedestrians around there. This disaster took place around 7 p.m. in the Warehouse at Armenian Ghat off Strand Road. The godown had flammable chemicals and diesels which stirred up the flames to be even more vulnerable and there were few explosions too. It was a challenging situation for firemen to extinguish the fire break out. They have sprinkled water to the point of fire in order to prevent further outbursts. Almost 20 Firemen worked harder for over 4 hours to bring the fire under control.

Fire may engulf anything and anybody leaving no traces of life and the loss cannot be compensated with anything. So it is our prior duty to maintain a safe atmosphere, which avoids such disasters from fire. Thankfully no one was harmed or injured in this fire accident. However it does not incur a life, but has affected costs and properties.
As per the reports, the fireman has stated that there is no fire safety alertness in the godown where the materials were stored. Also a Senior Fire Safety Professional has said that there were many combustible materials stored inside which increased the intensity of fire and its explosions. In viewing this kind of disasters, fire safety audit is mandate for all the companies to ensure a safe working environment.

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Lack of good safety practices, insufficient hazard assessments and failure of fire safety equipment are the main reasons for such accidents to get worsen. A fire management system is a key obligation for all the organizations to control, manage and implement the Fire safety procedures to minimize the fire risks. At NIST, we provide extensive fire safety auditing and consulting services to various public and private organizations to streamline the organizational activities and ensure accident free records. Our multi-disciplinary team with cross-domain expertise monitors your company’s existing plans & procedures, recommend appropriate fire safety systems and provide emergency evacuation plans and other effective firefighting strategies in order to comply with legislation and meet the company’s statute in health and safety.

How can we be safe around Fire?


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Fire may break out in anywhere at any time. Everybody must know about Fire safety precautions at least possible level to prevent fire incidents and how to react in case of a fire accident as well. So that we could protect ourselves from fire injuries. As far as our day-to-day life is concerned, safety on fire can be categorized into three sections such as safety at home, safety at workplace and safety at common places. When safety at home is concerned, gas cylinder is the major reason in causing fire incidents in houses. To avoid this, gas stove should be completely switched off when not in use. Secondly, electrical wiring connections must be verified often to find any short cuts and faults. Moreover, the toxic and inflammable materials should be kept in safe places avoiding direct sunlight.

When workplace is concerned, we must clearly know the routes leading to emergency exits, the locations where fire alarms are fixed, how to use Fire Extinguishers and maintain good house-keeping around our premises. Those who work with toxic substances should wear Personal Protective Equipments (PPE) without fail. We should strictly adhere to fire safety rules and regulations of workplace in order to protect ourselves and others. In case of fire accident in common places, we have to vacate from the spot as soon as possible as there could be subsequent explosions due to the fire that has already broken out.

What is fire and safety Management?


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The aim of Fire and safety management is to ensure that adequate safety measures are implemented in the organisation to prevent fire accidents. This management system consists various aspects such as identifying the potential risks due to fire, creating safety policy, planning & monitoring of fire prevention methods and reviewing of system. The effective implementation of this system will prevent or minimize the accidents as low as reasonably possible, thereby prevents or minimizes the injuries and fatalities as the result.

In Fire and safety management system, the risk identification stage traces the places and events that could lead to fire accidents and identifies the people who may be vulnerable to accidents. The safety policy consists policy statement, responsibilities of the people involved and the arrangements to be made in the premises. The monitoring process analyses the effective functioning of the safety arrangements by carrying out performance measures. Review process is the essential element in this system, which assesses the effective functioning of the existing one. The appropriate changes that required in the system could be adapted once the review process is over.

Fire Safety audit in shopping Malls and Multiplexes


“An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure”

The advancements in Scientific and technological domains have hit the significant saturation level to ease the human efforts and protection. The recent inventions use biological modeling to create new devices such as Spy Robos, Artificial Intelligence machines and etc. Especially, the Artificial Intelligence machines function similar like human brain, which uses the present input data and previous results to provide solutions to the complex problems loaded into it. As human beings, we would get better results if we analyze the past events in order to prevent the future problems in all matters. When safety is concerned, the causes for the occurrence of fire accident must be clearly scrutinized to avoid it in future.

Fire accident in Kochi Mall

Recently, the fire flames broke out in the fourth floor of a Mall in Kochi, which engulfed the floor entirely without any casualty but with considerable loss in property. The officials reported that the fire blaze was erupted from a kitchen duct in a restaurant while cooking the food. Immediately, the fire alarm was set off to alert the people to evacuate the building safely and quickly. The fire fighters rushed to the mall as soon as they were informed and gutted the fire. As per reports, a heap of wastes accumulated on the premises of the mall somewhat delayed the rescue operations.

Necessity for Safety measures in Major buildings

Apart from this incident, a fire accident happened in a chemical company near Kochi few months ago, which resulted in the loss eight worker’s lives. All these incidents have developed awareness among the people that high-rise buildings must be installed with safety equipments and emergency exits. Fire emergency evacuation plan should be placed on the main locations of the building. As far as this incident is considered, it indicates that   good housekeeping will support the safety of the buildings to some extent. On top of all these, the Safety of the buildings must be administered by qualified Safety Professionals.

Role of Safety Professionals

The invention of new safety equipments are happening in fast track in the safety field. For example, Sound wave fire extinguisher, Water mist systems, Early suppression fast response fire sprinkler systems, Personalized vocal smoke  alarms, Birdi–fire carbon and monoxide detector, Video image smoke detection are the new devices being used by professionals currently. The Safety professionals will effectively implement the Safety measures in the buildings to prevent the accidents. Additionally, they will ensure;

  • Installing Safety equipments
  • Conducting emergency drills regularly
  • Placing emergency evacuation plans and exit signs in required points
  • Monitoring the handling of hazardous materials

Scopes in Safety career – Kochi

As urbanization is happening in rapid pace, high-rise buildings are being built everywhere in the city. People gather at malls and multiplexes with the aim for entertainment & recreation activities. So that necessity for taking safety precautionary measures is being prime concern now than ever before. Additionally, Kochi is the port city, which invites immense job opportunities for Safety professionals. On the whole, there is a huge demand for Safety professionals in the Kochi City. Candidates who complete the Safety courses at present, would get the opportunity of getting placed in major companies in India and abroad with handsome salary package.

NIST – The leading training Institute

NIST is the Top-most leader in safety training in India, which trained more than 50,000+ Safety professionals since 2008; Simply, it is our action which is louder than our words. NIST has spread its wings all over India including Kochi. It is offering International Safety training courses such as NEBOSH HSW, NEBOSH IGC, IOSH WS, IOSH MS, British Safety Council Risk assessment, British Safety Council Fire Safety and Practical training for Fire Watcher & Confined Space Attendant. Candidates who complete Safety training course in NIST will inhere confidence to get succeed in their career.

Occupational Health And Safety Nebosh Now In Delhi

November 22, 2011 Leave a comment

Safety is not an intellectual exercise to keep us in work, it is a matter of life and death……….

It is the sum of our contributions to safety management that determines whether the people we work with ‘ live or die’

After a bench mark success in Chennai, Cochin, Mumbai and Bangalore, NIST is proud to have its first pilot batch in Delhi

 NEBOSH IGC  On 28th Nov’11 to 13th Dec’11 at hotel Vishal residency Mahipalpur.

Do check our Course Calendar for more details.

For more details Contact,

AR.Nisha Yaseen
Senior Executive -Operation
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