Learn why inspection, testing and maintenance services are key to ensuring fire safety.
Having fire protocols at your worksite is vital for protecting people and assets in case of an emergency. But no matter how comprehensive your fire protection system, it’s only effective if it works. Your equipment should be functioning correctly and ready to safeguard your worksite at a moment’s notice.
This article will explore some of the fire safety services available and why they’re critical to industrial, manufacturing and commercial operations.
Inspection, Testing and
The National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) sets the rules for fire protection and suppression systems. Their NFPA 25 standard includes the monthly and annual ITM (inspection, testing and maintenance) requirements for fire system upkeep.
Visually examining the components of your fire safety system is the first step to identifying any improvements or repairs. Equipment to check includes:
- Sprinkler heads
- Pipe and fittings
- Fire pumps
- Signs, gauges and alarms
Assess for physical damage when inspecting a fire suppression device to make sure all components are intact. Also, look for nearby changes, such as new construction or relocated machinery or décor, which could impair the device’s operation
The next step after visually inspecting fire safety equipment is component testing. This is essential to confirm devices are in good working order. However, testing can be a complex undertaking. To avoid triggering a false alarm, you’ll want to notify the facility occupants and the local emergency department of testing activities.
Other systems, such as smoke suppression, may be linked to fire protection; identify these systems and consider deactivating them for the test.
Maintaining the fire system is the last part of ITM fire safety services. This step includes the preventative tasks that keep equipment in working order. It’s also possible that special maintenance will be required, which is often the case if you have already identified problems during the inspection or testing phase. Any repairs and adjustments should be made as soon as possible.
Completing the proper inspection, testing and maintenance of your fire system is crucial, as ITM tasks are part of meeting NFPA regulations.
Planning, Design and Installation
In addition to ITM, Code Red provides fire safety services, including planning, designing and installing fire suppression systems. Our safety specialists have extensive industry experience and work with you to create a tailored solution for your specific worksite.
Our expertise includes:
- Fixed and portable fire extinguishers
- Deluge, vapor mitigation and sprinkler systems
- CO2, foam-based and dry chemical suppression systems
- Clean agent suppression systems
- PIVs and fire monitors
- Smoke, flame and incipient fire detection
- Emergency alarm and plant-wide notification systems
- Combustible and toxic gas detection systems
- Fire pumps and apparatuses, including trucks
- Fire hoses
As a turnkey fire safety service provider, we’ll clarify the regulations that apply to your facility and ensure your system will protect employees and assets from the consequences of fire.
Electronic Documentation & Tracking
Documenting your safety tasks is like having a video camera in your pocket. It can provide indisputable evidence of the activities that occurred before and during an incident. Logging information on safety efforts, such as audits, spot checks and maintenance, is quick and easy with electronic documentation & tracking.
Code Red is proud to use Smart Site, a web-based platform that provides you with 24/7 access to tracking, maintenance and financial information. Smart Site lets you view reports in real-time via its online dashboard, helping you stay on top of fire safety activities and project spending.
Fire Safety Services You Can Count On
Fire safety is crucial to any job site, and Code Red is ready to help you with your ITM tasks, planning, design and installation. We take a partnership approach to safety, working together at every step to ensure you get the best quality and service.