The Importance of Routine Fire Safety Inspections

In order to provide a safe environment for customers and employees, fire safety inspections must be carried out. A small business owner or manager must conduct a yearly fire examination prior to any state-mandated checks. 

A small business fire protection plan includes several components. It is easy for managers or owners to overlook fire safety items such as smoke detectors, fire extinguishers, sprinklers, and fire extinguishers.

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Texas law requires that businesses undergo an annual fire safety inspection by a third party. The contractor inspects the layout of the office and makes sure that there are no obstructions to exit through doors, corridors, or stairs. The contractor must ensure that exit signs, corridors, and stairways are lit at all times.

Inspectors inspect labels on safe storage gas cylinders and other flammable materials. In areas where hazardous materials are present, a warning sign should be posted. To reduce the risk of fire, heat-generating equipment should be placed at least three feet from merchandise and furniture.

A firefighting inspection ensures that you have a fully functioning, easily accessible tank in case of an emergency. During the monthly safety inspection, make sure you inspect the extinguishers for any obstructions. The extinguisher tag should indicate the date it was last used. 

Inspection and repair of fire sprinklers involve more than just visual inspection and leak detection. Fire safety specialist inspects piping and valves. To ensure maximum safety in a fire, the water flow from both the main drain as well as the water motor gong is tested.