Fire protection

There are more than 10,000 fires in Norway each year.

Fires develop quickly – familiarise yourself with how to prevent a fire and what to do in case of fire.

Students evacuating via an emergency exit.
Students evacuating via an emergency exit.

Fire protection

There are more than 10,000 fires in Norway each year.

Fires develop quickly – familiarise yourself with how to prevent a fire and what to do in case of fire.

Students evacuating via an emergency exit.

Fire protection

Study the local fire instructions.

Test the escape routes and check how you open emergency exits. Find out where manual call points and extinguishing equipment are located, and familiarise yourself with their use.

Get to know

  • Local fire and evacuation plans
  • Escape routes and emergency door release points (green boxes) 
  • Location and use of fire control equipment and fire alarms (red boxes)
  • Rooms and areas with fire resistance that limit toxic fumes and flames (fire compartments)

Contribute to fire safety in day-to-day activities

Be careful and help prevent fire, explosions and accidents.

  • Keep escape routes free of obstacles and flammable material.
  • Technical fire safety equipment (extinguishing equipment, manual call points etc.) must not be covered or disconnected .
  • Self-closing doors are important fire barriers to stop toxic smoke and flames. They must not be locked in open position.
  • Open flames and candles are generally not allowed. Check local routines at your place of study / work for any exceptions..
  • Electrical kitchen equipment must have a time switch and must only be used in premises that your study / workplace has approved for this use.
  • Limit the use of extension cords.
  • Storage and use of flammable goods is strictly regulated. Check local routines at your place of study / work.
  • Routines must be adapted to the individual building, activity, risk and individuals who need assistance.

Report deviations, faults and deficiencies  that may reduce the fire safety.

Managers must ensure that all employees gets fire safety training upon employment and that they regularly receives information and training. 

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Last updated: 26. November 2021