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Simple Checklist for Fire Inspection

What You Should Be Looking For?

Similar to having a faulty smoke alarm, it can be tough to recognise when your fire sprinkler system is operating without a look at the engine. Your fire protection service provider needs to be examining system pressure indicators, the condition and efficiency of valves, sprinkler heads. The expert should also be identifying indications of deterioration so you don’t find an unexpected drip which could have been averted. Failing to carry out inspections might not just result in increased fire damage, it could reduce the likelihood your insurance company will cover claims. Is your fire suppression system checked out on a regular basis according to AS 1851?

Storage Guidelines and COP

If you have a significant amount of storage space, such as warehouses etc. you may be aware of fire codes of practice specifications related to how much is in storage, where it’s being kept and the way in which it’s organised. Are your stored items being stored in accordance with the fire COP?

Standards Compliance

Fire extinguishers have to be inspected and tested every 6 months. Pressure tested and serviced every five years. Similar to any device, extinguishers must be visually checked monthly to make certain they are functional. They can deteriorate, show signs of corrosion and leak. Are your fire extinguishers being inspected on a steady basis in compliance with AS 1851 and AS 1841

Smoking in the workplace is unquestionably a fire hazard, so be sure your staff know what is allowed and what isn’t. Are there smoking polices established with published signs around your facility?

Hazardous Material Storage and Handling

Particular chemical substances and paints are flammable and have particular storage requirements (COP NOHSC – 2017: Storage and Handling of workplace Dangerous Goods) away from combustible fluids such as cooking oils, lubricating oils and motor oil. Are you correctly keeping flammables away from combustibles? A growth of flammable solid waste materials can pose a fire risk. Is trash being removed from your location routinely?

Electrical Hazards

Every time a circuit breaker trips, you can tell a security problem is at hand. Outlets are not so informative. Dangerous electric outlets and cables can begin fires, especially if they’re overstressed and weakened. Are all of your plugs, switches and cords in good repair and in secure places? Devices that make life less difficult, should not be overlooked. Space heaters need to be removed from drapes and paperwork. Coffee makers and other break room items should be unplugged when not in use. Be sure significant heat-producing devices like clothes dryers manufacturing machines are well ventilated and that those ventilation solutions are clear to do that chore. Are the heat-producing machines within your building being used safely? The fuses in your fuse box must be labeled, and access to them ought to be quick. In case a firefighter needs to shut down electricity at your location because of a fire, be certain it’s not hard to do. Is your electrical control box labeled and easily accessible?

Housekeeping

Cleanliness is next to godliness – and fire protection. Piles of old paperwork, loads of cardboard and spills coming from equipment can be fire threats. In case a fire does break out and you need to get out, your goal is to be sure that doorways, stairs and corridors are not impeded.

Have a Plan

Have a fire escape plan and be sure everyone within your properly understands what it is and how to follow it. It must be plainly marked and put up. Exits – always left unlocked from inside for the duration of working hours – also need to be plainly marked, in many cases with a lighted sign.
When your smoke alarm isn’t operational, it doesn’t do you a lot of good. Using a test button on the majority of versions, verifying the battery power is not difficult. Is your fire alarm functional?
If a fire is small,, a portable fire extinguisher can be extremely useful in extinguishing flames or keeping them from spreading. Do you have a fire extinguisher mounted, on hand and obvious?
Fire hydrants and connections need to be extremely visible and straightforward for the local fire and Rescue to find and use. Is the area surrounding your hydrant clear of clutter and flora?
It is very important to keep your fire safety inspection archives handy so that you can quickly supply them should they be required. Are your records accessible?
In the event trash containers are located too close to a combustible wall, roof overhang, door or window, a fire inside of them can spread to a building.

Are any of these items missing from your fire inspection checklist? Then head over to Complete Fire and Pumps for more resources and suggestions around keeping your building and your people safe from fire.

Yours In Fire Safety

Alex

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