Post Current Egress Plans Throughout The Building
The best safety systems in the world are not enough if no one can get out of the building. An egress plan is a map of a facility that contains critical information such as emergency routes, evacuation paths and red exit signs that lead to stairs and doorways. By looking at an egress plan, an individual should know where to go in an emergency, even if they have never participated in a fire drill at the facility.
Familiarize yourself with OSHA requirements so that you have the appropriate number of exit routes based on the size of your building and organization.
Have Your Records Organized And Easily Accessible
In every fire safety inspection scenario, it is critical that you be able to quickly provide the fire marshal with records showing your compliance. Most fire protection systems are a complex network of systems, devices, and alarms, all of which have different requirements for inspection, testing, and maintenance. Without precise and rigorous record keeping, producing the documents showing your system is up-to-date at a moment’s notice can be a difficult feat. Consider implementing a robust fire and life safety inspection software such as InspectNTrack to manage your system’s scheduling, inspections, maintenance activities, and record keeping. This will ensure that inspections and maintenance are performed as needed and that records and forms are accessible on-demand by request.
Fire safety inspections many seem like an annoyance, but they are invaluable and intended to protect your business and the individuals that work there. By taking a bit of time to prepare for these visits, you’re much more likely to see them as such, and to walk away from these inspections as a stronger, safer organization.