Audit

HOUSEKEEPING

1.00 1. Are fire drills conducted as required and recorded? (NFPA 1, Chapter 10, section 10.6) RAC4



2.00 Are personnel trained as required in fire safety practices and is training recorded?(NFPA 1, Chapter 10, section 10.2.4 & 10.2.5 & 10.7) RAC4



3.00 Are personnel trained in proper selection and use of fire extinguishers and is the training recorded? (NFPA 1, Chapter 10, section 10.4.1) RAC4



4.00 Are monthly fire inspections conducted and the results recorded by the Unit Commander as well as forwarding the required summary report to the ARNG Fire Marshal ? (NFPA 1, Chapter 10, section 10.6.2) RAC4



5.00 Are records maintained listing all work requests submitted to correct problems pertaining to fire and life safety? RAC4



6.00 The armory shall display a legible & permanent sign with maxium building occupancy posted in the entry to the building and in the drill hall.(IFC 1004.3) RAC4



Life Safey Code (Emerg. Lighting, exits, stairs)

2.00 Exit signs posted in all required areas to ensure the path of egress is recognizable. (NFPA 1, Chapter 3, & NFPA 1, Chapter 14) RAC4



3.00 Drop down type ceilings shall have proper approved fire rated tiles in place at all times. These tiles shall not be broken, stained, or missing.(NFPA 1, Chapter 12, and AHJ) RAC4



4.00 Corridor doors-must open,close, and latch properly. RAC4



6.00 Stairwell and hallway fire doors are kept in the closed position. RAC4



11.00 Burning of candles/insense is prohibited in all GA ARNG facilities. RAC4



Housekeeping and Storage

1.00 Rubbish is not left to accumulate in excessive quantities; trash receptacles are emptied daily. (NFPA, 1, Chapter 4) RAC4



3.00 Storage areas are kept clean and orderly; cleaning materials are safely stored. RAC4



4.00 Combustible materials are not kept in unprotected areas such as a crawlspace,in exits or exit enclosures. (NFPA 1, Chapter 19), (IFC 315.2.2) RAC4



7.00 Vegetation growth controlled in and around the building, along fence lines and throughout the area. RAC4



8.00 Combustible materials shall not be stored in boiler rooms, mechanicl rooms or electrical equipment rooms. (IFC 315.2.3) RAC4



9.00 Outside dumpsters shall be kept at least 5 feet away from combustable walls,windows, doors, overhangs and lid shall be closed. (IFC 304.3.3). RAC4



10.00 Combustible storage shall be at least 2 feet below the ceiling or 18 inches below sprinkler heads.(IFC 315.2.1). RAC4



Portable Fire Extinguishers

1.00 Portable fire extinguishers are in their proper location, serviced and properly tagged by a certified technician within the last twelve months. RAC4



2.00 Fire extinguishers are accessible, the gauge reads in the green charged area (except CO2 extinguishers which do not have a gauge) RAC4



4.00 Fire Signage above each fire extinguisher location. RAC4



7.00 Fire extinguishers shall not be obstructed and shall be in a conspicuous location with 36 inch clearance.(NFPA 1, Chapter 13 (1 of 3), section 13.6), (IFC 906.6). RAC4



10.00 Monthly inspections shall be conducted by the building safety coordinator. RAC4



11.00 Number of annually tagged fire extinguishers in each building. RAC4



Fire Protection Equipment

2.00 Power on indicated. RAC4



2.00 Is the Fire alarm system kept in proper, continuous operating condition and continously monitored by a contracted monitoring company? RAC1



3.00 Is documentation on file for installed Fire Alarm systems? RAC3



5.00 Is a copy of the annual test/maintenance records on file? RAC4



1.00 Panel clear of trouble signals. RAC4



3.00 Panel free of damage. RAC4



6.00 All batteries load tested and charged within 12 months and test label attached. RAC4



1.00 Installed at propr height. RAC4



2.00 Properly installed; within five feet of door. RAC4



Fire Protection Equipment - Smoke Detectors

1.00 Smoke detectors free of obvious damage, coverings, taped over, and unimpaired (visual inspection)(NFPA 1, Chapter 13, part 2 of 3, Section 13,7). RAC4



2.00 Heat detectors free of obvious damage and unimpired (visual inspection) NFP 13, part 2 of 3, Section 13.7). RAC4



3.00 Battery operated detectors: batteries shall be changed twice annually and tested by the push method monthy (NFPA 13, part 2 of 3, section 13,7). RAC4



Fire Hydrant

1.00 Nearest fire hydrant has clear access (at least 50 feet) and unobstructed for use. (NFPA 1 Chapter 13, 1 of 3 section 13,3) RAC1



Smoking

1.00 Areas considered to be and enforced as a non-smoking area(NFPA 1, Chapter 10, section 10-10). RAC4



2.00 Designated smoking areas in high hazard areas (i.e. motor pools, aircraft hangers, fixed fueling operations, explosives storage and handling areas, (NFPA 1, Chapter 10, section 10-10). RAC4



3.00 Are smoking areas approved, clearly designated, and posted? (NFPA 1, Chapter 10,section 10-10). RAC4



4.00 Smoking materials handled properly and disposed of. (i.e. sand/water)(NFPA 1, Chapter 10, section 10-10). RAC4



5.00 Approved receptacles available for disposal of materials?(NFPA 1, Chapter 10, section 10-10. RAC4



Shop Area

1.00 Electrical equipment in areas near where flammable liquids are in use are in use are explosion proof. RAC4



2.00 Electrical appliances have warning lights and are unplugged when not in use. RAC4



3.00 Employees are aware of special hazards and trained in any special precautions necessary. (training certificates required). RAC4



Commercial cooking Hood System

1.00 K-class fire extinguisher shall be mounted within 20 feet of commercial food equipment using vegetable or animal oils (IFC 904.11.5) RAC4



2.00 Hoods, grease removal devices, fans, ducts and other appurtenances shall be cleaned to bare metal. Cleaning shall be recorded, and records shall state the extent time and date of cleaning. Records shall be maintained on premises. (IFC 904.11.6.3).(NFPA 1, Chapter 50) RAC4



3.00 Ovens shall be safe, clean, sealed, and have safety shut off switches where needed.(NFPA 1, Chapter 50) RAC4



4.00 Burners are clean, safe, secured and in proper working order. (NFPA 1, Chapter 50) RAC4



5.00 Check for mechnical damage. RAC4



6.00 Check aim of nozzles. RAC4



7.00 Check all parts of the system to ensure that they are in their proper location and that they are connected. RAC4



8.00 Inspect the tamper indicators and seals to ensure that they are intact. RAC4



9.00 Check the maintenance tag or certificate for proper placement to ensure the system has been inspected by a state certified technician within the code-specified time parameters. RAC4



10.00 Examine the system for any obvious damage. RAC4



11.00 Check the pressure gauge to ensure that they read within their operable ranges. RAC4



12.00 Duct(s) shall be cleaned throughly by a licenced person(s) or company at least once a year from the hood up through and including the roof vent , a dated sticker shall be placed on the hood to reflect the last commercial cleaning operation and date. Excessive cooking may require cleaning more than twice per year. (NFPA 1, Chapter 50). RAC4



13.00 Housekeeping in the kitchen shall be satisfactory to minimize the chance of fire.(NFPA 1, Chapter50). RAC4



14.00 Commercial cooking systems shall be serviced annually. (NFPA 72) RAC4



15.00 All employees are trained on proper procedures of activating the hood suppression system in the event of a fire emergency. RAC4



Electrical

1.00 Only approved power strips in use. They shall be UL listed (Underwriters Laboratory) or F/M (Factory Mutual)approved, in good condition, have an on/off switch(preferred lighted), and a fifteen amp reset circuit breaker. All future purchases of power strips shall require that they have a metal casing, and a cord long enough to suit the need. (NFPA 1, Chapter 11,on 11.1.5.2). RAC4



2.00 Extension cords are for temporary use only and may not be used as permanent wiring. Only appropriate gauged extension cord (wire gauge equal to or larger than wire coming from device/equipment) shall be used. (NFPA 1,Chapter 11, section 11.1.5.3.2) RAC4



3.00 Extension cords may be (temporarily) used in place of permanent wiring only if there is a current valid work request submitted (to CFMO) to correct the electrical deficiency and the extension cords are unplugged from the wall, or removed, when not in use (NFPA 1, Chapter 11, Section 11.1.5.3.2) RAC4



4.00 All electrical appliance/equipment wires in safe condition (not frayed, broken, spliced, or worn, etc.) If not submit a work request to properly repair or replace any appliance with a problem. (NFPA 1, Chapter 11, Section 11.1.2) RAC4



5.00 All areas shall remain safe from electrical hazards, (i.e. water, exposed wire, weather, etc.) If not then submit a work request to correct any hazard.(NFPA 1, Chapter 11, Section 11.1.2) RAC4



6.00 Exit/emergency light batteries must be load tested annualy and sticker/label placed on exterior of light showing date tested by a licensed company. RAC4



Exits

1.00 Exit doors unlocked during business hours (IFC2003 1008.1.8.3) RAC4



2.00 Exit ways free from obstructions and combustible storage (IFC2003 1014.2). RAC4



3.00 Lighted exit signs operating properly (IFC2003 1011.5.2). RAC4



4.00 No storage under unprotected exit stairways (IFC2003 315.2.4) RAC4



5.00 Means of egress must be continuous and cannot be blocked (IFC2003 1003.6). RAC4



9.00 Fire assemblies shall not be obstructed or otherwise impaired from their proper operation at any time. (IFC 703.2) RAC4



10.00 Main door shall have a sign above door stating: THIS DOOR TO REMAIN UNLOCKED WHEN BUILDING IS OCCUPIED.(IFC 1008.1.8.3) (Life Safety code, Chapter 7 section 7.2.1.4.1. RAC4



11.00 Exit/emergency light batteries must be tested monthly by push button test for a minimum of 30 seconds each. RAC4



12.00 Exit/emergency light batteries must be load tested annually and sticker/label placed on exterior of light showing date tested by a licensed company. RAC4



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.