In the past year, nearly 1.3 million fires were reported in the U.S., which resulted in thousands of deaths and injuries, as well as billions of dollars in property damage and loss. Suffice it to say the need for fire safety inspections is clear. These should be performed periodically, with the goal of
- identifying potential fire safety hazards,
- mitigating any risks,
- and improving any existing fire safety efforts as needed.
That all begins with a proper fire safety inspection checklist. Fire inspections ensure that all fire safety standards are being followed and that all fire safety equipment is in good working order.
Fire marshal inspections are a critical part of fire safety, and proper fire safety is necessary for commercial businesses to operate with a lower risk of potential issues. Fire inspections include checklists that detail what needs to be checked and tested, as well as the actual inspections themselves, and the fire inspection report that is generated based on the safety check.
There are several aspects to a fire safety inspection, from simple fire alarm inspections to a fire extinguisher check, a check for fire safety hazards, and what organizations are doing to reduce their risk of fire and related incidents.