Fire protection

There are about 8,000 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.
Icon representing fire protection – Flame

Fire protection

There are about 8,000 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.
Icon representing fire protection – Flame

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.

Contribute to fire safety in day-to-day activities

  • Keep escape routes free of obstacles and flammable material.
  • Technical fire safety equipment must not be covered or disconnected (extinguishing equipment, manual call points etc.).
  • Self-closing doors must not be locked in open position; they are important fire barriers to stop toxic smoke and flames.
  • Do not use candles or a naked flame except in connection with laboratory work. Store flammable goods in accordance with regulations.
  • Kettles, coffee makers etc. must be equipped with a time switch, cookers must have a safety switch and ventilation hood and only be used in adapted premises.
  • Limit the use of extension cords.

Faults and deficiencies may reduce fire safety, and it is important to report deviations

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