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Fire risk assessment by FRAME in a hospital complex
RA Hokmabadi 1, M Mahdinia , R Zaree , M Mirzaee , P Kahsari
1- , abi.hes2006@gmail.com
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Background & Objectives:Fire in residential buildings, commercial complexes,and small and large industries causeshuman, financial and environmental damages in differentcommunities every year. Fire risk assessment is an effective method to assessthe fire measures and equipment. Aim of present study is fire risk assessment by FRAME in a hospital complex.
Material & Methods:In this descriptive cross-sectional study,Imam Ali Hospital of North Khorasan University of Medical Sciences was evaluated by FRAME method.Results were calculated using Excel software based on the formula method.
Results:In this study, eighteendepartments containing165 units of hospital wereevaluated. The highest levels of fire risk for buildings, people, and activities were in the operating room (0.31), operating room (3.18) and utilities sections (0.95), respectively. The lowest levels of fire risk were in the MRI (0.11), ICU (1.25) and warehouse sections (0.13), respectively. Fire risk for the building and activity in all parts were less than one, but the fire risk for people were higher than onein all parts of hospital.
Conclusion:The results showed that,although the safety level of buildings, people and activities were minimal, the highest risk and fire potential were in people. Therefore,it isnecessary that the authorities take the appropriate measures in this regard.
Keywords: risk assessment, Fire risk, FRAME, Hospital safety
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Type of Study: Orginal Research | Subject: Basic Sciences
Received: 2017/09/23 | Accepted: 2017/09/23 | Published: 2017/09/23
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Hokmabadi R, Mahdinia M, Zaree R, Mirzaee M, Kahsari P. Fire risk assessment by FRAME in a hospital complex. JNKUMS. 2017; 9 (2) :173-182
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مجله دانشگاه علوم پزشکی خراسان شمالی Journal of North Khorasan University of Medical Sciences
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