8. Main causes of fire
The biggest single cause of any fire incident is human behaviour; the danger in your workplace or home comes primarily from either the action or negligence of you and those around you. A fire will only start if 3 key elements are brought together.
Other common causes of fire are smoking, arson and electrical appliances.
Toasters are the most common cause of false fire alarms in the workplace, these often have a build-up of debris that ignites during normal operation. Therefore it is extremely important that cooking appliances (toasters, microwaves, hotplates etc.) are not left unattended when in operation and should be cleaned regularly.