How prepared are you for a fire inspection? Your local fire marshal can stop by to inspect your business anytime, so it is of grave importance to make sure your building is up to code at all times. But what exactly does “up to code” mean? After all, fire codes can be very complex and while many aspects of the inspection are ‘common sense’, there are some that can really offer trouble understanding.
That’s where this nifty checklist comes in handy! Staying on top of these items will ensure that not only your business stays safe from a fire, it will also ensure to keep the fire marshal off your back and those pesky fines at bay.
Preparing for fire code inspections: The outside
One of the things the fire marshal will inspect upon his/her arrival is how accessible your building is to the fire department should they need to be called out for an emergency. When preparing for fire safety inspections, you should make sure that:
Preparing for fire code inspections: The inside
Once you’ve made sure your building is fully accessible for fire crews on the outside of the building, direct your focus on preparing the interior of your building for fire safety inspections. To keep the inside of your building up to code, you will need to:
If you follow the tips provided, preparing for a fire safety inspection will be a cinch. If you’ve gone through this list and you are able to identify some areas in your facility that need improvement – don’t wait, call County Fire Protection today or visit us at www.county-fire.com. We will come out to your building to perform a FREE building fire and safety inspection to limit code violations and keep your employees safe.