#31 Fire Protection

  • Do you have a fire prevention plan?
  • Does your plan describe the type of fire protection equipment and/or systems?
  • Have you established practices and procedures to control potential fire hazards and ignition sources?
  • Are employees aware of the fire hazards of the material and processes to which they are exposed?
  • Is your local fire department well acquainted with your facilities, location and specific hazards?
  • If you have a fire alarm system, is it tested at least annually?
  • If you have interior stand pipes and valves, are they inspected regularly?
  • If you have outside private fire hydrants, are they flushed at least once a year and on a routine preventative maintenance schedule?
  • Are fire doors and shutters unobstructed and in good operating condition?
  • Are automatic sprinkler system water control valves, air and water pressures checked weekly/periodically as required?
  • Is maintenance of automatic sprinkler system assigned to responsible persons or to a sprinkler contractor?
  • Are sprinkler heads protected by metal guards, when exposed to physical damage?
  • Are portable fire extinguishers provided in adequate number and type and recharged regularly?
  • Are employees periodically instructed in the use of extinguishers and fire protection procedures?