Portable space heaters are a potential source of fire if not used properly. The requirements listed below, applicable code requirements, and manufacturer’s recommendations must be followed to maintain a safe environment.
If a space cannot be adequately heated via the installed building heating system, do the following:
If you will be using a portable space heater, ensure you follow these safety tips:
No open coil space heaters are permitted in any university buildings. Space heaters of any type are prohibited in laboratories.
If any of these conditions cannot be met, contact the Fire Marshal’s Office 617-627-3922 for assistance.
For further information on Campus Fire Safety go to www.campusfiresafety.org