COMMON CHALLENGES BUSINESSES FACE DURING A FIRE INSPECTION
Fire extinguishers need to be inspected annually, and the tag needs to be on the extinguisher for OUR inspection. See the hyperlink or QR Code below for information on companies that inspect fire extinguishers.
IF your building has fire sprinklers, and IF the sprinkler riser is your responsibility through your lease… then the fire sprinkler riser needs to be annually inspected and tagged. See the hyperlink or QR Code below for information on companies that inspect fire sprinkler systems.
FIRE ALARM PANELS:
IF your building has a fire alarm control panel, and IF the fire alarm is your responsibility through your lease… then the fire alarm needs to be annually inspected and tagged. See the hyperlink or QR Code below for information on companies that inspect fire alarm control panel systems.
Existing EXIT lights in your building need to be lighted at all times, and should have ability to stay illuminated during a power outage. Most EXIT lights have an internal battery and test switch on the light. See the hyperlink or QR Code below for information on companies that repair EXIT lights.
Extension cords ARE allowed to be used for a temporary source of power only. Any piece of electrical equipment that needs a permanent source of power, shall be plugged directly into an outlet or an approved surge protector. Extension cords and/or surge protectors ARE NOT allowed to be run through walls, into ceiling areas, under doors or through windows, to provide power.
KEY BOX AND KEYS:
ALL buildings need to have a Fire Department Lock Box installed, and all tenants need to provide a current key to their business for the box.
Storage is always an issue in business occupancies, and we look for ANY materials stored too close to the ceiling (24 inches), materials stored in front of electrical panels and around water heaters, in the exit path, and in equipment rooms.
ALL ceiling tiles in your office need to be in place, and need to cover the entire opening. Tiles that have holes or are missing portions will need to be replaced. Tiles that have sprinkler heads protruding through also need to have the trim ring (escutcheon) installed on them properly, in order to prevent gaps up into the ceiling area.