Test Fire Protection Equipment
It's important for your team to do what they can to prevent building fires, but don't forget about your responsibilities too. One of the most important precautions for property and facility managers and owners is testing the fire protection equipment. You might have the proper fire sprinkler systems, fire extinguishers, smoke, and carbon monoxide detectors installed, but that doesn't mean they will work in the event of an emergency. These fire systems must be regularly tested and inspected.
Fire Sprinkler Systems
In the winter, it's especially important to check in on the fire sprinkler system because the pipes are at risk of freezing. This could cost you thousands in damage, and even worse, your system might not work if there is a fire.
Make sure you're checking fire extinguishers every 30 days to ensure that the gauge is pointing to the green area.
In a fire, every second counts. Smoke alarms should be installed in every room, hallway, and on every level of the building. Proper testing of fire alarm systems can save dollars and lives.
These simple tips can help keep your buildings and properties safe. But disasters will happen, so be prepared and call Cousino Medical Services!