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Investigation of Fires in Structures and Equipment

14 Professional Development Hours

After participating in this course, you will be able to:

  • consider the benefit from and the need for accurate and definitive investigations,
  • learn the necessary approaches to the investigation of fires and explosions
  • identify the various requirements for a successful investigation
  • consider the scope and methods of information collection and address the actual procedure through case studies

It is generally recognized that the cause of all accidents should be established. This requirement may be for one or more of several reasons. These reasons include impending litigation, the influence of insurers, pressure from statutory bodies, trade and labour organizations and the interest of the general public.

Whatever the reason, the investigation must be planned to meet the identified need. In this course, the background of fires investigation will be reviewed. The major aspects of an investigation and the modus operandi of undertaking it will be described. The preparation and content of the final report will be discussed. Case studies of fire investigations will be presented.

Course Outline

  • Fire Chemistry
  • Origin Determination
  • Burn Patterns
  • Fire Cause Sources of Ignition
  • Investigation Techniques and Procedures
  • Planning the investigation
  • Data Analysis and Testing
  • Case Studies

Who Should Attend
Loss Adjusters • Risk Insurers • Lawyers (Involved In This Area) • Safety Officers • Directors • Engineers With Environmental Health and Safety • Consultants • Forensic Engineers • Plant Management and Supervisory Staff • Individuals Involved in the Following Industries: Chemical, Petrochemical, Petroleum, Insurance, Emergency Services, Process Industries, Waste Disposal, Plastics, Pharmaceutical.

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This course is currently scheduled on the following date. Click to learn even more details about this offering.

Online, 10/2/2024


Almost all of EPIC's courses offer :

  • Continuing Education Units (CEUs) and
  • Professional Development Hours (PDHs)

These course credits will help attendees earn training requirements for their associations or provincial governing bodies.

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