To make sure the fire alarm system in your industrial building is working the way it should, you’ll need to subject it to fire safety inspections on a regular basis. You’ll also need to take the necessary steps to ensure that it passes inspections with flying colors. Here are just a few of the reasons why industrial buildings tend to fail fire safety inspections.
Lack of smoke detectors
It’s important for any type of structure, including a home, a commercial building, or an industrial facility, to have smoke detectors located inside of it. And you need more than just one or two of them to consider your facility safe. You need to have at least one smoke detector per floor in most cases and possibly more depending on the specific layout of your building. There should also be fire extinguishers strategically placed throughout your building in places where people will see them.
Poorly maintained fire sprinkler systems
When is the last time that you had your industrial building’s fire sprinkler system maintained? Those building owners who don’t make it a point to service their fire sprinkler systems often have a hard time passing their fire safety inspections. They also need to test out their fire alarm system with the help of a certified fire alarm company in their area.
Improperly stored hazardous materials
There are many industrial facilities that have hazardous materials stored inside of them. These materials sometimes include a combination of solids, chemicals, and gases. These materials must be labeled properly and stored in the right areas for an industrial facility to pass a fire safety inspection. There are also many materials that require permits, and these permits must be in place for these materials to be stored.
Are you worried about your industrial facility potentially failing a fire safety inspection? Life Safety Consultants can set you up with the products you need to get your fire alarm system up to date. Call us at 888-557-0558 today to arrange to have our products shipped to your facility.