As building owners and managers, one of your most important responsibilities is to make sure your building is safe for all its occupants. According to NFPA code, quarterly and yearly inspections of your fire and life safety systems are mandatory. In addition, some components of a system like a fire pump, require weekly and monthly inspections. It is best to consult your VFS Account Executive for details. Having your building inspected by trained and certified inspectors will help keep your safety systems in good working order.
- Annual inspections are required for all fire and life safety systems.
- Some systems or components of a system may require more frequent inspections like monthly or quarterly.
- Inspectors should be certified by a nationally recognized organization.
- Inspectors should wear company clothing or nametags identifying them as professionals authorized to be in the building.
- Your inspection reports should deliver the following information:
- Location of every device in building
- Whether each device passed or failed inspection and why
- Date/time stamp when each device was inspected
- Device inventory & warranty status
- Indication of length of time devices have been in service
- Verification of report results
- Detailed inspection reports are excellent supporting documents for insurance companies or AHJs.
- Make sure your employees or building tenants are aware of a scheduled inspection 24 hours in advance.
- For Fire Alarm Systems, audio/visual testing may interfere with trainings, meetings or site visits
- Let inspectors know of any construction or remodeling, and additions or problems to the fire protection systems in your building since the last inspection.
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