Halloween, a day characterized by lit candles inside vegetables, marked the last day of Fire Prevention Month. Why not end it with a non-fire starting bang? You can't just prevent fires by being a wet blanket - you need to follow codes and standards, brush up on safety information, train your team, and conduct routine maintenance and inspections. It's a lot more to cover than a blanket can handle, which is why I'm going to break it down for you. With help from Cintas Corp's article on Fire Readiness and a recent interview with Peter Harrod, VP of Code Consulting and Fire Engineering Services at Cosentini Associates, I've gathered 7 fire prevention best practices for property management professionals.
Are you hanging on to a dinosaur of a life safety system? Avoid extinction and prove that you are up to snuff with the codes and standards. Fire Protection Engineer, Peter Harrod of Rolf Jensen & Associates, shares his insights in our recent webinar, Conquering the Code! Assessing the Condition of Your Fire & Life Safety Systems.
One trend that we continue to see is that the inspection testing and maintenance of fire life safety systems generally are deferred entirely to the fire alarm and fire life safety contractors. On the surface that is the right expectation and those folks should be servicing your systems. However, the challenge is that the contractors oftentimes are providing quality and documentation that is less than what is otherwise required by the applicable codes and standards for all life safety systems that we have in our existing facilities.
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