Fire & Safety Regulations for Inspection & Maintenance

 

1. Fire Extinguisher

•  Per NFPA 10 all Fire Extinguishers require annual inspection/maintenance completed by approved and certified company.

•  Additional inspections are required at set regulated periods, this depends on the type of Extinguisher you have. For example Dry Chemical Extinguishers require an internal inspection completed every 6 years and Hydrostatic testing every 12 years from the date of manufacture.

•  Additional monthly tests are required to be completed by the owner or occupant of the area, this is done by checking that the extinguisher is present at the required location, Pin is intact, Tamper is present and the gauge is registering in the green (if any of these fail client should call service company immediately).

 

 

2. Emergency Light & Exit Sign

•  Per NFPA 101 all Emergency Lights and Exit Signs require annual inspection/maintenance completed by approved and certified company.

 

•  Additional monthly tests are required to be completed by the owner or occupant of the area, this is done by pressing the test switch for 2 seconds each month (if lights do not activate client should call service company immediately).

 

 

3. Fire Alarm Systems

•  Per NFPA 72 all Fire Alarm Systems require annual inspection/maintenance completed by approved and certified company.

 

 

4. Automatic Sprinkler Systems

•  Per NFPA 25 & 13 all Automatic Sprinkler Systems require annual inspection/maintenance completed by approved and certified company with a TQ sprinkler fitter.

 

 

 

5. Kitchen/Range Hood Systems

•  Per NFPA 17A all Kitchen Suppression Systems require bi-annual inspection/maintenance completed by approved and certified company.

 

•  Additional inspections are required at set regulated periods; this depends on the tanks that hold the chemical suppression liquid.

 

 

6. Special Hazards Systems

•  Special Hazards Systems

 

•  Per NFPA 17 & 10 all Special Suppression Systems require bi-annual inspection/maintenance completed by approved and certified company.

•  Additional inspections are required at set regulated periods; this depends on the tanks that hold the chemical suppression liquid.

 

 

NFPA (National Fire Protection Association): http://www.nfpa.org/

 

 

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