Fire-safety procedures must be a part of every plan and project when it is about properties, regardless of their intention (residential, commercial…). The properties vary in size, which means that the different safety procedures are imposed when you are working with a simple office and when you are working with a complex building that hosts over 100 apartments. The best property management Carlsbad has to offer in terms of fire safety says enough about the reputation and law-respecting in some companies. Still, for this occasion, we will talk about the few fire-safety procedures that are standard for all properties.
Fire evacuation procedure
We all know how fire can be dangerous, especially when it starts to spread. At the moment when the fire starts, no one cares anymore, as the general chaos starts in. To avoid this potentially-disastrous problem in the moment when the evacuation is needed, it is of utmost importance to educate all the users of the property to know what to do in the case of fire, and how to get to the emergency exit (or how to assemble it, for example). If not explained well, the risk of confusion and chaos is on a high level when the fire starts.
This step is connected to the previous one, as all the users must pass the evacuation test. The best way to check if they know the evacuation procedure is to start the drill with those that are in control of educating the rest of the people in the property. The fire-safety experts suggest that you need to perform this once in a while, to remember the users that they must be focused during the fire eruption. As soon as they show their knowledge, you will know how high or low are the chances that they will perform the procedure well.
Use of communal cupboards
Plant rooms and communal riser cupboards must be included in the property! These days, the tenants love to obtain keys for these and store an additional equipment. However, the biggest problem is that the access to these rooms are only allowed to fire brigade, and as these rooms could have something combustible, this could lead to the general disaster before the fire brigade comes in. The best way to prevent this is to perform a regular check-ups just to make sure that you don’t have anything dangerous inside.
Fire safety – regular maintenance
Testing and the inspection of the fire safety equipment is the best way to ensure that you will never be trapped in the fire, just because your fire extinguisher is too old. Every week, you should check your alarm system and once in the month all your fire-safety equipment and emergency lighting. Have in mind that these inspections must be performed by the experienced and trained staff, not by some third party that is not fully competent to inspect such systems. This greatly reduces the risk of having improper fire safety equipment. Also, you will not have to worry about whether you have the equipment that works well.