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A smoky warning: fire risk

This case study describes the damage caused by a fire that spread rapidly due to a high combustible load as well as the sprinkler system not being operational at the time. The effects were devastating with half of all the raw materials and finished products burned completely. A large area of the canopy, under which the fire started, was also destroyed as well as soot damage to the production equipment.

The risks which caused this fire to spread and the lessons that can be learnt from this incident are reviewed in this risk bulletin.