Fire Protection ChecklistFire Protection Checklist https://learningcentre.statefarm.ca/safety-2/work/fire-protection-checklist/ bb3 Sep 9, 2011
By Staff writer State Farm™ Employee
Fire extinguishers, smoke detectors and sprinklers are life- and property-saving tools when used properly. Make time to inspect them to make sure they’re functional and properly installed.
- Is there a tag on the main valve stating the last date of inspection?
- Is the control valve chained in the open position?
- Are pipes protected from freezing temperatures?
- Are extra sprinkler heads kept on hand should one need replacing?
- Are sprinkler heads in good condition and free of lint, paint, or other material that may slow or prevent their operation?
- Is there at least 46 cm of clearance between the sprinkler head and any stored item?
- Have your extinguishers been professionally inspected and serviced within the past year?
- Are the extinguishers wall-mounted and easily accessible?
- Are you and your employees trained to use an extinguisher?
- Do you have the correct type and size of extinguisher for your specific business operation?
- Do you test your smoke detectors at least monthly?
- Are the detectors free of dust build up or other debris?
- Do you have extra batteries available for battery-powered units?
- Are flammable liquids stored in their original, labelled containers?
- Is there adequate ventilation in the area where liquids are used?
- Are sources of ignition controlled or kept away from the area?
- Are oily or solvent-soaked rags properly disposed of or handled to prevent the chance of spontaneous ignition?
- Limit the amount of flammable liquids present in your business
- Avoid ordering large amounts of these products to store on-site if they are easily obtainable and available.
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