As the New Year approaches, it’s critical as a business owner to ensure your commercial building’s fire safety equipment is updated, inspected, and functioning well. Keep your occupants safe and minimize property damage by regularly maintaining and inspecting your equipment. For your convenience, check out this fire safety checklist to make sure you are ready for 2023.
The Importance of Fire Safety
Staying updated with fire safety measures and complying with local codes and regulations is vital for you and the law requires it. You can also keep track of everything you must update or have serviced before the new year by completing simple checks. Moreover, our detailed fire safety checklist below will assist you in prioritizing what systems to check and what to search for when reviewing.
As part of your fire safety checklist, fire extinguishers are one of your essential fire suppression systems. Also, you must ensure to install your fire extinguishers according to your local fire code. This consists of the proper fire extinguisher type depending on your industry, the installation’s height, and the distance from potential danger.
Secondly, you must also ensure your extinguishers are not expired, and the inspections are recent. Always examine each fire extinguisher for physical damage, such as the hoses, canisters, and other components. Always confirm you can easily access the compartment.
Fire sprinklers are also one of your first lines of defense but one of the most complex systems. You must regularly inspect the hoses, sprinkler heads, and control system. In addition, determine whether your sprinkler systems are up-to-code and whether inspections are recent. Additionally, confirm your sprinkler heads have the required distance from each wall and that the sprinkler head can cover an entire room. Lastly, check the sprinkler heads and pipes to determine there’s no physical damage or leaks.
Commercial Fire Alarms
Fire alarms and detectors are among residential and commercial buildings’ most common fire safety systems. This includes smoke detectors, fire alarms, and carbon monoxide alarms. So, you must review the fire code for these detectors and alarms and ensure the proper alarms are installed correctly throughout your building. Don’t forget to check each alarm for excellent functionality and replace the batteries where applicable.
Overall, protecting your commercial building and its occupants must be your top priority as a building owner. The New Year is the absolute time to inspect all your fire systems. Call Judd Fire Protection at 410-871-3480 to prepare your building for the new year!
Commercial and Residential Fire Prevention from Judd Fire Protection
If you want to ensure your home and business are safe throughout the year, trust Judd Fire Protection, LLC. We have over two decades of experience designing, installing, inspecting, and repairing residential and commercial fire protection systems. We serve clients throughout Maryland, Pennsylvania, Washington, D.C., Virginia, and West Virginia. If you are interested in finding out more about our services and protecting your home and business, give us a call at 410-871-3480