Hazard alert #12 - Studio kitchen fire risks

Title: Risk of Fire in Studio Apartment kitchens
Issue date: 24 August 2018
Location: All Monash Residential Services Studio apartment buildings

Following a fire in a studio apartment kitchen, Monash OHS has investigated and has found a number of key learnings.  These learnings and actions that affect directly on the MRS community are outlined in this document.

The findings are that the most likely cause of this particular fire was from a towel left on the stovetop that was turned on – there was no evidence of any mechanical failures.

Risk rating:

Score: Medium Risk
Explanation: Consequence = Medical treatment might be required
Likelihood = Possible (Might occur)

Advice to Residents:

All residents must evacuate on the sounding of the evacuation tones

Key Learnings / Actions for Prevention:

Contact persons: MRS Safety officers, ph 99056200