OSHA Fire Protection Checklist

Use this OSHA Fire Protection Checklist for comprehensive assessments, ensuring adherence to safety standards and optimal fire prevention in your workplace.

OSHA Fire Protection Checklist



Fire Extinguishers

1. Are designated workers provided with initial training in the use of portable fire extinguishers, and is this training provided at least annually thereafter?


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2. Are portable fire extinguishers of the appropriate type(s) provided in adequate numbers and mounted in readily accessible locations, as per National Fire Protection Association standard #10 (NFPA 10)?


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3. Are fire extinguishers selected and provided for the types of materials in the areas where they are to be used, including • Class A - ordinary combustible materials • Class B - flammable liquids, gases, or oils • Class C - energized-electrical equipment • Class D - combustible metals • Class K - kitchens cooking with vegetable or animal oils and fats


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4. Are fire extinguishers visually inspected monthly, and is this inspection recorded?


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5. Are fire extinguisher discharge nozzles free from obstructions or blockage?


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6. Are fire extinguishers fully charged and in their designated places?


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7. Do fire extinguishers receive an annual maintenance check, and is this maintenance recorded?


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Fire Suppression And Alarm Systems

1. Has the fire alarm system been certified, is it in proper working condition, and is it tested annually?


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2. Is the testing and maintenance of automatic sprinkler systems performed by a qualified worker or sprinkler contractor?


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3. Are the automatic sprinkler system water control valves and pressure gauges checked periodically?


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4. Are sprinkler heads subject to potential physical damage protected by metal guards?


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5. Is proper clearance (minimum 18 inches) maintained below sprinkler heads?


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6. Are standpipes, fire hoses, and fire hose valves inspected regularly and tested annually?


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7. Are private fire hydrants flushed at least once a year and on a routine preventive maintenance schedule?


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Flammable And Combustible Liquids And Materials

1. Are combustible scrap, debris, and waste materials (such as oily rags) stored in covered metal receptacles, and are they promptly removed from the worksite?


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2. Is proper storage practiced to minimize the risk of fire, including the risk of spontaneous combustion?


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3. Are approved containers and tanks used to store and handle flammable and combustible liquids?


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4. Are all connections on drums and combustible liquid piping vapor and liquid tight?


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5. Are all flammable liquids kept in closed containers when not in use (e.g., parts cleaning tanks, pans, etc.)?


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6. When transferring and dispensing flammable liquids, are appropriate grounding and bonding methods used to minimize the generation of static electricity?


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7. Do inside storage rooms for flammable and combustible liquids have mechanical or gravity ventilation?


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8. Are explosion-proof electrical wiring, lights, and equipment in inside storage rooms used for flammable liquids?


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9. Is liquefied petroleum gas stored, handled, and used in accordance with safe practices and standards?


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10. Are "NO SMOKING" signs posted on liquefied petroleum gas tanks?


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11. Are "NO SMOKING" signs placed in areas where flammable or combustible materials are used and stored?


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12. Are liquefied petroleum storage tanks guarded to prevent damage from vehicles?


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13. Are all solvent wastes and flammable liquids kept in fire-resistant, covered containers until they are removed from the worksite?


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14. Are safety cans used for dispensing flammable or combustible liquids at the point of use?


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15. Are spills of flammable or combustible liquids cleaned up promptly?


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16. Are storage tanks adequately vented to prevent the development of excessive vacuum or pressure as a result of filling, emptying, or atmospheric temperature changes?


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17. Are storage tanks equipped with emergency venting that relieves excessive internal pressure caused by fire exposure?


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