Development of Fire Indicator in Grinding Area AT XYY Facility

Jatar Sagala, Fatma Lestari

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Accident by Fire has been one of the accident mostly dangerous happened in industrial world. This research was took a place in XYY facility which produce a lifeboat deck extension between 2011 to 2012 and the company has a total 120 employees. The facility normally does fire drill 4 times every year and utilizes a Fire Alarm as a fire accident sign. During the drill, the employees need 6 minutes 15 seconds for them to arrive at assembly point and the group of employees from grinding process, which has 18 employees, has always the last group that arrived. Grinding is an abrasive machining process that uses a grinding wheel, the aim is to eliminate sharpen edge after steel cutting process. During the process, it would create a loud noise. Earplug has equipped to workers in order to reduce noise injury. By using a questioner, the researcher will be observe what is the basically issue that has happened inside grinding room. Then we can find what is the most problem why they always the last group that reached safe area. The outcome indicated that they couldn’t hear enough of Fire Alarm. The company then try to developed another fire sign indicator so that the grinding worker will immediately response after fire sign executed. We tried using Blitz Lamp, the Lamp will go on and off simultaneously in high intensity discharge of light. The next fire drill showed after applying the Blizt Lamp, when the next Fire drill held, the time of evacuation took 5 minutes 20 seconds until all the employees arrived in the safe place and the grinding worker was not anymore the last group that arrived.
Original languageEnglish
Publication statusPublished - 2018
EventInternational Conference of Occupational Health and Safety (ICOHS 2017) - ID, Bali, Indonesia
Duration: 1 Jan 2018 → …


ConferenceInternational Conference of Occupational Health and Safety (ICOHS 2017)
Period1/01/18 → …


  • Light Fire Sign, Fire at Grind Area, Visual Alarm Fire


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