Fire prevention during hot work. How close does a fire extinguisher need to be to the area in which you are welding, cutting.. etc...?
I have read through NFPA 51B, and ANSI 249.1. Both documents state that there should be fire prevention equipment available, but it does not specify how close the proximity should be.
I work in a Manufacturing plant. We have fire extinguishers on many walls but when Maintenance personnel weld on the production floor, a fire extinguisher is not next to them.