While making sure your business is protected with fire alarms, sprinkler systems, and fire extinguishers, they are not the only things you can do to prevent workplace fires. Workplace fires can be prevented through some things you and your employees can do. Let’s take a look at some important things you can do to prevent workplace fires. Read the rest of this entry »
“Third Party Reporting” inspections are becoming more frequently required by certain jurisdictions. An extra step in your routine inspection will be used to report to your local authority to report on the overall status of your system. Building owners and fire protection contractors will all have to adjust to this new requirement. What is “Third Party Reporting”, you ask, and how does affect me?
In life, it is always good to have a spare. We have spare pens, spare tires, and even a spare set of keys for when we get locked out. But do you have a spare sprinkler head in your office supply room? If not, you should probably think about ordering some from Fireline. According to NFPA 13, you should have spare sprinkler heads on the premises so if any of your sprinkler systems have been operated or damaged, they can be replaced promptly. So how many spare sprinkler heads do you need? Let’s take a look! Read the rest of this entry »
Fire protection is one of the most important parts of protecting your employees. But what about employees with special needs? There are many different codes and standards your business will have to live up to in order to follow the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). From the type of fire alarm to the emergency routes out of your building, these features will all have to be ADA compliant. Let’s take a look at what needs to be done to ensure your commercial fire extinguishers are ADA compliant. Read the rest of this entry »
How long have you had your commercial fire protection systems? If you aren’t sure of the answer or if it has been a while since you had the system installed, it may be time for a new one. Like most systems in your commercial space, fire protection systems do not last forever. Even the best-maintained systems will need to be replaced eventually. So how do you know when your commercial fire protection system needs to be replaced? Read on to find out. Read the rest of this entry »