Checmical Safety, Storage & Hazardous Materials

  • Flammable/combustible liquids not stored/kept near exits (IFC 5704.3.3.3)

  • Quantities >10 gals stored in cabinets (IFC 5704.3.4.4)

  • No basement storage unless sprinklered (IFC 5704.3.5.1)

  • Storage exceeds Maximum Allowable Quantities (IFC Table 5003.1.1)

  • Compressed gas cylinder security (IFC 5303.5)

  • 704 Label accurate/current (IFC 5003.5)

  • Proper separation of incompatible chemicals (IFC 5003.9.8)

  • Shelving equipped with restraints from falling (IFC 5003.9.9)

  • Sash closed when fume hood unattended (recognized standard)

  • Compressed gas cylinders secured with chain at least .25" (recognized standard)

  • All chemicals properly labeled (recognized standard)

  • All chemicals dated when first opened (recognized standard)

  • Chemicals shall not be stored in fume hood (recognized standard)

Construction Features & Fire Resistance

  • Fire rated construction present/maintained (IFC 703.1)

  • Rated fire doors operational & not blocked (IFC 703.2)

Exiting & Egress

  • Exits, aisles and corridors free of obstructions (IFC 1030.3)

  • Adequate number of exits (IFC 1004.1.1, 1015, 1021, 1104.24)

  • Exit signage present & operable (IFC 1011, 1104.3)

  • Emergency lighting present & operational (IFC 1006, 1104.5)

  • Exit corridors rated (IFC 1018.1, 1104.17)

  • Vertical openings of 2 or more stories shall be protected (IFC 1103.4)

  • Vertical openings of 3-5 stories protected with sprinklers (IFC 1103.4.2)


  • Electrical hazards (IFC 605.1, 605.6)

  • Electrical appliances, fixtures, cords in good condition (IFC 605.7)

  • Multiplug adapters per NFPA 70 (IFC 605.4)

  • Extension cords not a substitute for permanent wiring (IFC 605.9)

  • 36" clearance for electrical panels (IFC 605.3)

  • GFCI outlets near water source (IFC 605.1)

Elevator Machine Room

  • Free of storage (ASME A17.1)

  • Portable fire extinguisher at least 2A:10B:C (ASME A17.1)

Kitchen Extinguishing & Suppression Systems

  • Kitchen hood system fuel shutoff (IFC 904.11.2)

  • Kitchen hood suppression system maintained (IFC 609.3, 904.11.6)

Occupant Load

  • Occupant load exceeded (IFC 1004, Table 1015.1)

Portable Fire Extinguishers

  • Readily accessible, not obstructed (IFC 906.5, 906.6)

  • Travel distance not exceeded (IFC 906.1, 906.3)

  • Tested/inspected annually (IFC 901.6.1)

  • Extinguishers must be mounted (IFC 906.7)

Sprinker Systems

  • Controls are readily accessible (IFC 509.2)

  • Wrench & spare sprinklers available (IFC 903.3.1)


  • Storage neat & orderly (IFC 315.3)

  • Combustibles prohibited in mechanical/electrical rooms (IFC 315.3.3)

  • Attic storage prohibited if unprotected (IFC 315.3.4)

  • Concealed space storage prohibited if unprotected (IFC 315.3.4)

  • Storage maintained, <2" ceiling unsprinkled, <18" sprinkled ((IFC 315.3.1)

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