3 Questions To Ask When Inspecting Your Fire Alarms This Year

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If your business is scheduled to have a fire alarm inspection this year, you can help ensure that your business passes their fire alarm inspection by answering the three questions below before your fire inspection. This can help ensure that you are ready for the inspection.

#1 Do They Have Working Batteries?

The first question you need to ask yourself is if all of the fire alarms in your place of business have working batteries in them. Don't assume that they all have batteries. It is entirely possible that someone heard the alarm going off at some point, and stopped the beeping sound that fire alarms admit when the battery is dying by removing the battery and forgot to put new batteries back in the fire alarm.

Go through your business and inspect each fire alarm, verifying that each fire alarm has batteries in it. There should also be a button on each fire alarm that you can press in order to test the batteries in order to ensure that they are working properly. You are going to want to do this with each alarm in your business to ensure that they are working properly.

#2 How Old Are They?

Second, ask yourself how old the fire alarms are that are located in your business. After about a decade or so, fire alarms are designed to be replaced. They don't last or work effectively forever. If you are not sure how old the fire alarms are in your house, you may want to look into having new ones installed. When you have the new fire alarms installed, you may want to write the installation date on the fire alarm so that you can always remember when the new fire alarms were installed.

#3 Are They Located In The Right Places In Your Business?

Third, you are going to want to make sure that the fire alarms are located in the right places in your business. There should be a fire alarm located near any materials or equipment that are flammable or can create a fire. It can be a smart idea to have fire alarms installed in each room of your business and right outside of each of the restrooms.

You should also have fire alarms located on each level of your business as well. That way, fire and smoke can easily be detected no matter where it comes from.

Asking and answering these questions before your business goes through a fire inspection will help ensure that your business passes the fire alarm inspection without any issues. Talk to reps from companies like Amerisafe for more info.

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