Regular fire inspection services are an extremely important part of any business. While you might not like the idea of a fire department coming in and inspecting your place of business, they are actually doing you a favor by ensuring that your fire detection and safety equipment are in good working order. They will also make sure that your business is as fireproof as possible. Imagine how much you stand to lose if your building ever did have a fire.
Here is an overview of some of how fire inspection services work.
Inspection companies go by the National Fire Code when inspecting fire safety equipment. Every type of fire extinguisher, hose system, and sprinkler system has a standard it must meet. Every piece of equipment, including kitchen hoods and alarm systems, is expected to be properly maintained at all times.
It’s essential that you understand the codes and the standards for your municipality. They are created through a consensus process, and are updated on a regular basis. Normal revision cycles occur approximately every three years. Keeping up with these standards will make it easier to pass inspection.
When it comes to fire extinguishers, some of the things an inspector will look for include:
Alarms and detectors are thoroughly looked over during fire inspection services. You must have the appropriate type of detector and alarm installed in the ideal places. On top of that, the inspector may also check to see if:
Suppression systems such as fire hydrants and sprinklers are also inspected. Here is a list of things the inspector may look for:
Depending on your type of business, some of the following might also be inspected:
Now that you have some idea of what to expect with fire inspection services, you can begin to prepare by making sure your equipment and fire protection systems are up to date. If something is found problematic during the inspection, have the repairs or renovations conducted by experts.
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