Fire and Life Safety (FLS) EOC Inspection

FLS 1. Extinguishers are visible, readily accessible, and mounted no higher than 5 ft. above the floor to the top of the handle?

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FLS 2. Extinguishers are serviced and tagged annually by a fire extinguisher service contractor.

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FLS 3. Fire alarm pull station are: Maintained accessible with 36" clearance in all directions... Area staff are familiar with their location(s)...If secured, staff carry key/access capability

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FLS 4. Are smoke detectors Properly installed & free of physical damage

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FLS 5. Defective or compromised sprinkler heads (recalled, corroded, painted) are replaced.

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FLS 6. Is 18” of clear space is maintained below sprinkler heads?

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FLS 7. Exit doors, aisles, corridors and stairs are free of obstructions and storage

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FLS 8. Exit and egress doors are prohibited from having special locking mechanisms that could delay an emergency egress such as special fasteners, chains, or deadbolts.

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FLS 9. Exit signs are visible, illuminated and the battery backup functions properly?

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FLS 10. Emergency lights are visible and operate.

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FLS 11. Are stair exit enclosures: Free of storage, Free of penetrations other than those that serve the enclosure

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FLS 12. Combustibles such as cardboard, paper, linen, wastes, etc. are kept to a minimum for daily use?

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FLS 13. Are Smoke Barrier Doors:▪ Legibly labelled (if applicable)▪ Self-closing▪ Positive latching (if applicable)▪ Not wedged or manually held-open

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FLS 14. Are Fire rated Doors:▪ Legibly labelled▪ Self-closing▪ Positive latching▪ Not wedged or manually held-open?

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FLS 15. Are Hazardous Area Doors:▪ Legibly labelled (if applicable)▪ Smoke resistive▪ Self-closing ▪Positive latching?

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FLS 16. Are Corridors doors (including patient room doors:▪ Smoke resistive▪ Positive latching▪ Not wedged or manually held-open?

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FLS 17. Are door free of signage at less than 5%; none on glazing.

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FLS 18. Do you have any additional comments? If so, please add them here.

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Please note that this checklist is a hypothetical example and provides basic information only. It is not intended to take the place of, among other things, workplace, health and safety advice; medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment; or other applicable laws. You should also seek your own professional advice to determine if the use of such checklist is permissible in your workplace or jurisdiction.