- Generally, fire extinguishers should be installed within 75 feet of all areas of the building.
- All extinguishers should be visible and readily accessible.
- All extinguishers should meet the minimum required rating, or should be installed for special hazards.
- All extinguishers should be installed at the proper height above the floor (generally, the top of the extinguishers should be no more than 5-feet above the floor).
- All extinguishers should’ve been inspected and tagged by an approved agency within the past 12 months.
- An annual fire-alarm system functional performance test should be completed, along with a record of completion (you should have a copy available for the fire inspector).
- Annual fire-sprinkler-system inspection, testing, and maintenance should be completed, along with a record of completion (you should have a copy available for the fire inspector).
- All storage should be located at least 18-inches below all fire sprinklers (in large warehouses, storage heights may be different).
- Annual or semi-annual special fire-suppression system inspection, testing, and maintenance should be completed, along with a record of completion provided (you should have a copy available for the fire inspector).
Heat-Producing Appliances and Devices
- Only UL-Listed portable electric heaters should be used, and only on a temporary basis.
- All electrical portable heaters should have a clear space on all sides of at least 36 inches.
- All gas-fired heat-producing appliances (furnaces, water heaters, etc.) should have a clear space from combustibles of at least 36 inches on all sides.
- All gas-fired heat-producing appliances should have vents properly installed and maintained.
Proper clearance of combustibles should be maintained from all light fixtures.
Egress / Exit Lighting
- All means of egress should be properly illuminated when the building is occupied.
- All emergency lighting units should be operable and properly located to illuminate all portions of the means of egress (push test button to check).
- All exit signs should be properly illuminated, and battery back-up should operate (if required – push test button to check).
Smoke and Carbon-Monoxide Alarms
- All single- or multiple-station smoke alarms (detectors) should be operating properly (batteries should be replaced annually).
- All carbon-monoxide detectors should be operating properly.