Putting up a fire safety system in your facility demonstrates your dedication to safety and security for occupants, employees, and colleagues. These individuals rely on you to set up the proper safeguards to keep them safe in the case of a fire. To make sure your fire prevention system complies with fire code standards, it must undergo routine inspections.
Your fire protection system may be affected by any of the above-mentioned problems, which might interfere with its capacity to keep your property and people safe from fire.
Unclean Smoke Detectors in Ductwork
Make sure that every smoke detector that is mounted in the ductwork of your air handling system has been cleaned, tested, and is functioning properly. Smoke detectors are often placed in ducts and dust systems as part of large buildings’ complex air management systems. These smoke detectors alert you to the presence of smoke by sensing it from filters, motors, and fans.
An air handling system’s air filter sees a lot of airflow, and the filters quickly fill up. Due to the quick accumulation of dust and debris, they need to be changed on a frequent basis. Only when smoke detectors are maintained correctly, and ductwork air filters are cleaned or changed on a regular basis will your fire prevention system operate.
Fire Exits Blocked
For the protection of the general public, keep your building’s fire exits clean and accessible. Make sure there is no clutter anywhere near any fire escape, particularly the emergency exits.
Owners of restaurants must make sure that nothing is obstructing any secondary exit doors in places that are accessible to customers or where employees work. A straightforward method to guarantee that your fire safety precautions will pass inspection is to keep your fire exits visible and accessible.
Fire Alarm Pull Stations Blocked
Most of the modern buildings out there contain pull stations for fire alarms. Nevertheless, sometimes individuals unknowingly obstruct these pull stations with furniture, plants, or other items.
Ensure that all fire alarm pull stations have proper labelling surrounding them so that in an emergency, people can find them easily. In the event that someone does block the space, remove the impediment and inform the offender that certain areas need to stay open. It can save lives to have easy access to a fire alarm.
Smoke Detectors Next to Air Diffusers
Air diffusers may be positioned close to your building’s smoke detectors after HVAC modifications. Excessive dust and grime accumulation on the smoke detector sensor occurs when air diffusers are placed too near to smoke detectors. False alarms may occur from the pollution that follows. Make sure that the smoke detectors in your fire protection system are kept a suitable distance away from air diffusers.