Line of Fire Safety

Line of Fire

The line separating safety from danger is sometimes quite small.

To avoid crossing that line, we must:

  • Always be aware of hazards around us
  • Understand the machines and operations in our work areas
  • Take the time to think about the possible consequences that may result from where we place our bodies or the action we perform

When we do this, we can avoid suddenly finding ourselves in the “Line of Fire”

Example: Sudden Release of Tension

  • The sudden release of tension can be hazardous
  • Tension is a specific form of stored energy and can be found in many forms, such as springs, chains, lifting straps and tie downs
  • Always position yourself out of harm’s way and be prepared for a sudden release of tension