Building owners are subject to a variety of local, state and national fire codes. Almost all jurisdictions require inspections to be conducted by Authorities Having Jurisdiction (AHJ) to regulate these codes. AHJs can include the local fire marshal, building inspector, or other code enforcement officials. The purpose of these code compliant inspections is to identify issues with your fire alarm systems so they can be remedied in case a fire occurs. If your building is found to be in violation of the governing fire alarm code, it could result in violations, steep fines, and in some cases your building may lose its Certificate of Occupancy.
MISSED FIRE ALARM INSPECTIONS
The NFPA 72 National Fire Alarm and Signaling Code requires regular inspections and servicing of all fire alarm systems. Your local jurisdiction most likely requires fire alarm inspections (2 to 4 times per year). These inspections should be done by a licensed fire alarm professional or company. Not complying with regular fire alarm inspections could put you at risk of fire code violations. It could also make your building more vulnerable should a fire break out.
PROPER RECORD KEEPING
Your building is responsible for maintaining up-to-date records of each fire alarm inspection. Maintaining good records is not only required; doing so helps to ensure you’re not missing any inspections, testing, or maintenance of your system. Your fire alarm vendor should provide your building with a report after each inspection to keep on hand.
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Since 1873, AFA Protective Systems has provided alarm services to its loyal customers. AFA’s qualified technicians have unparalleled experience of installing, inspecting and servicing fire alarm systems. AFA’s service technicians provide responsive and reliable service so customers can be confident their property is properly protected. Call AFA today to enjoy the bottom-line benefits and peace of mind that regular maintenance and inspections of your fire alarm system can provide your business.