As the owner of a building or business, it is of the upmost importance that you take every step to ensure the safety of your employees or building occupants. The best way to keep them safe is to have a commercial fire alarm that is regularly tested and inspected to ensure that it is always in proper working order should the unthinkable happen.
When your fire alarm system is in working order, it can prevent loss of property and life by alerting building occupants of danger should a fire break out. These systems could save you both money and human life in the long run, but only if they are inspected on a regular basis by fire safety professionals. Fire inspections are the best way to find out if any maintenance is required and that all aspects of the system are up to code instead of when you need the system most.
Regular inspections also ensure that your fire alarm system is in compliance with the National Fire Protection Association, or NFPA, 72 standards. OSHA, or the Occupational Safety and Health Administration, also has specific requirements and regulations for the installation and functionality of fire alarm systems in commercial businesses.
It is also very important that business and building owners are aware of the specific city and state laws pertaining to fire alarm systems and fire safety. Your fire alarm company will help you with these requirements, but it is in your best interest to also be informed. You should also ask your insurance company if they have any additional requirements that need to be met.
Should you choose not to have your fire alarm system inspected on a regular basis, you are putting everyone in your building or office at risk. You will also be susceptible to false alarms that are not only annoying, but a waste of your local fire department’s time and resources, and will lead to costly fines. Having licensed technicians inspect and maintain your commercial fire alarm system will save you the stress of emergency repairs and false alarms.
A well-maintained fire alarm system will help prevent horrible catastrophes and save lives. Contact the fire safety experts at A Total Solution, Inc. today to schedule your life-saving inspections today!