Business owners know just how important it is to follow the necessary fire codes for their building that are set by the National Fire Protection Association. These codes are put in place to ensure that your employees and business are kept as safe as possible from any potential harm. It is important that you are aware of these very common fire code violations and how to correct them.
- Blocked exit doors and hallways – This may seem like a rather obvious hazard, but you would be surprised to know how many are guilty of this violation. Busy workplaces are the guiltiest of blocking life-saving exit doors and passages with trash, boxes, trays, packages, and deliveries. Keeping these areas blocked could prevent employees from exiting your building in the event of an emergency.
- Ignoring fire alarm systems and fire extinguishers – Ignoring the inspections and maintenance of your fire alarms and fire extinguishers is also an all too common violation of code. Your fire alarm system and extinguishes should be regularly maintained and inspected by a professional fire protection company. At A Total Solution, Inc., we offer service, maintenance, and inspections of all of your fire protection equipment and systems.
- Leaving fire doors open – Fire doors are meant to be opened in the event of a fire or emergency, but many businesses leave them open to let air in their building. Leaving these doors propped open could lead to many problems and could prove to be a hazard.
- Forgetting about smoke detectors – One of the biggest issues with smoke detectors is that they are easily forgotten about. Sadly, in many cases, they are not in working order. It is important to run tests on your smoke alarms, or have a professional service do it for you, and make sure that each alarm has a working battery. Smoke detectors should be placed in every room of your building and shouldn’t be obstructed in any way.