Although China’s tragic Tianjin explosion earlier this summer is no longer in the public eye, the damages remain. This explosion resulted in the death of 173 and a 5km affected radius. Investigations into the blast concluded that the disaster was a direct result of warehouses storing more hazardous material than permitted, including 700 tonnes of highly toxic sodium cyanide, and being closer to residential buildings than legally allowed. One cannot help but think what preventative measures could have been put in place to avoid such a catastrophe.
Closer to home, an estimated 900 large building fires are reported annually in the United States alone, resulting in dozens of deaths and $2.6 billion in damages. However, technological advances in fire prevention, proper planning, and design, can thwart the causes of these misfortunes.
This series of Fire Safety Audit Checklists will help you assess your commercial and residential fire safety obligations:
- Fire Protection Design Documentation Guidelines: Monitor conceptualization, preliminary, developed, detailed, and construction phases of fire protection design.
- Fire Sprinkler System – Chesterfield Fire and EMS: Design and implement the most efficient sprinkler system for buildings by keeping track of necessary Plan documents, hydraulic calculations, Storage Occupancy, and MSDS.
- Fire Protection Underground – Chesterfield Fire and EMS: Whether you’re dealing with underground storage or fire mains/hydrants, let this simple checklist guide you through assessing your drain lines, field pump, and backflow designs.
- Fire Alarm Checklist – Chesterfield Fire and EMS: Maximize efficiency of your Fire alarm system with this easy checklist entailing management of device diagrams, HVAC size, document submission, and MSDS sheets.
- Inspection checklist and Notice of Violation: Evaluate a building’s means of egress, structural/electrical systems, fire alarms, smoke/heat detectors, sprinkler and standpipe systems, extinguishers, fire pumps, commercial cooking equipment risks, and fire department access.
- Miami Township Fire Dept. Final Inspection: Asses building occupant safety regarding emergency lights, sprinkler systems, fire alarms signaling, and hood systems.
- General Fire Safety Checklist: Audit a building’s exterior, maintenance requirements, assembly occupancies, fire protection systems, and potential hazards.
With our compiled Fire Safety Audit Checklists, one can design for potential fire hazards, or simply spruce up emergency procedures.
Don’t rely on Stop, Drop and Roll: Let our checklists extinguish the threat!