Fire safety is an ongoing effort. It’s not enough to simply have preventive measures in place. It is necessary to continuously check and maintain your equipment so you can count on a prompt and effective response in the event of a fire. When you are in the midst of an emergency the last thing you want to be worrying about is why your fire safety equipment is malfunctioning.
Today’s blog is meant to help you prepare for your upcoming inspection and share tips on how best to maintain fire safety in your facility between inspections to help avoid violations and fines.
At Brenneco, we can help you install fire safety systems, as well as help maintain and update your current fire safety systems through our repair and inspection services. Official fire marshal inspections vary in frequency depending on your location and the system you’re using for your business building, but we can help make sure you are ready and up to code.
The best way to prepare for an inspection is to be in the habit of performing monthly self-checks to make sure everything is functioning properly throughout your facility. Fire codes vary state to state and even city to city, so it’s important to stay educated on what the expectations are for your building’s location. However, fire codes essentially are in place to best protect your personnel, customers and building from fire damage, so some general preparation and accountability can go a long way in preparing for your fire safety inspection.
The best question to ask as you walk around your business before an upcoming inspection is to ask yourself, “If a fire was going to occur today, right now- would everyone be able to evacuate safely?”
Inspections are not meant to be dreaded or inconvenient. The fire safety inspector is simply evaluating your facility in order to minimize the risk of fires and maximize the safety of your personnel. The safety and protection of your employees and business is the number one priority behind inspections.
The following are things to consider outside your building.
While the main focus outside your building is to make it easy to get inside the building, the reverse is true for the interior. You’ll want to make it as easy as possible to get outside the building.
The following are things to consider inside your building.
Fire safety is our first priority. If you have any questions about an upcoming inspection or need to schedule an inspection, don’t hesitate in getting in contact with us. Brenneco is here to answer your fire safety questions.
Brenneco Fire Protection provides fire inspection and protection services throughout Central Indiana including the Greater Lafayette and Indianapolis areas. We partner with many different industries to ensure your fire safety through installation and inspection of various emergency systems.
We make it our top priority to answer your call for assistance and show up on time when you need us. Our expertise helps you eliminate downtime and keeps you employees and facilities protected.