Fire Safety Dispatch: Portable Space Heaters

December 12, 2016

Space heaters place high energy demands on a building and can be fire hazards. Before you buy or deploy a space heater, call Facilities Management to request a heating assessment. If deemed necessary, Facilities Management will conduct an electrical evaluation to determine the appropriate size heater.

Only oil-filled, radiator type portable space heaters with no exposed heating elements are allowed.

Space Heater Safety

  • Keep heater at least three feet away from combustible materials.
  • Do not use an extension cord.
  • Do not place the space heater under a desk or in another enclosed area.
  • Turn off heater when room is unoccupied. Do not leave heater unattended.

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