Common Causes of Fire

Common Causes of Fire

Fire flames

Here are the most common causes of fire in the workplace:

  • Faulty electrical appliances or wiring
  • Portable heaters
  • Cooking: fat fryers, microwaves and toasters
  • Arson
  • Accumulation of combustible materials e.g. paper, waste
  • Flammable materials

Safety tip

Smoke detectors should be checked regularly to ensure the batteries are not flat.