Fire And Life Safety Code Checks

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Fire and Life Safety Code Checks

Chemical Safety, Storage & Hazardous Materials

1. Is it ensured that flammable / combustible liquids are not stored / kept near the exits?


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2. Is basement storage avoided unless sprinklers are available?


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3. Is storage within the maximum allowable quantities?


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4. Compressed gas cylinders secure?


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5. Are all labels accurate / current?


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6. Is there a proper separation of incompatible chemicals?


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7. Is all shelving equipped with restraints to stop from products falling?


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8. Does the sash remain closed when the fume hood is unattended?


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9. Are all compressed gas cylinders secured with chains?


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10. Are all chemicals properly labelled?


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11. Are all chemicals dated when first opened?


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12. Is it ensured that no chemicals are stored in the fume hood?


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Construction Features & Fire Resistance

1. Fire rated construction present / maintained?


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2. Rated fire doors operational and not blocked?


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Exiting & Egress

1. Are exits, aisles and corridors free of obstructions?


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2. Are there an adequate number of exits?


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3. Exit signage present and operable?


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4. Emergency lighting present and operational?


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5. Are vertical openings of 2 or more stories shall be protected?


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6. Are vertical openings of 3-5 stories protected with sprinklers?


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Electrical

1. Electrical hazards recorded?


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2. Electrical appliances, fixtures and cords in good condition?


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3. Multiplug adapters available?


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4. Is permanent wiring preferred and extension cords being used only when permanent wiring is not possible?


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5. Is 36" clearance available for electrical panels?


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6. Is it ensured that there are no GFCI outlets near water sources?


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Elevator Machine Room

1. Is the elevator room free of storage?


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2. Are portable fire extinguishers available?


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Kitchen Extinguishing & Suppression Systems

1. Has the kitchen hood system fuel been shut-off?


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2. Is the kitchen hood suppression system maintained?


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Occupant Load

1. Is the occupant load within limits?


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Portable Fire Extinguishers

1. Are the extinguishers readily accessible and not obstructed?


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2. Is the distance to travel to reach the portable fire extinguishers within limits?


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3. Are the extinguishers tested/inspected annually?


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4. Are the extinguishers mounted?


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Sprinkler Systems

1. Are the controls readily accessible?


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2. Are a wrench and spare sprinklers available?


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Storage

1. Is the storage neat and orderly?


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2. Are combustibles prohibited in the mechanical/electrical rooms?


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3. Is the attic storage prohibited if unprotected?


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4. Is the use of concealed spaces prohibited for storage if unprotected?


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5. Is the storage maintained?


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