Congratulations on making wise choices for your fire safety equipment and accessories. In order to keep everything in top condition, plan on having everything about your system inspected regularly. Rather than considering them necessary but somewhat inconvenient, embrace and welcome those inspections. They will benefit you and your company in several different ways. Here are some examples to keep in mind.
Quick Resolution to Minor Issues
Even the best equipment can develop minor operational issues from time to time. In most cases, they can be remedied even before the inspection is complete. Simple things like replacing older batteries, repairing a damaged wire, or removing a clog from a sprinkler head are some of the little things that can be taken care of once an inspection identifies them.
In a sense, those fire sprinkler systems inspection efforts make it possible to prevent the safety plan from being compromised in any way. When everything is working as it should, the odds are better that a fire will do less damage to the building and certainly reduce the chances for employees to be injured.
Reports to Your Insurance Provider
Another point in favor of regular inspections is that the data can be reported to your insurance provider. This is important, since anything that minimizes risk to the provider will impact the amount you pay for coverage. If your provider knows you are doing the responsible thing and taking the results of the inspections seriously, you are less likely to experience unusually high premium increases from year to year. Think of what you can do with the money saved on this front alone.
Suggestions for Upgrades
The inspections are also an excellent opportunity for the inspectors to consider how your operation has grown or changed since the systems and equipment were first purchased and installed. While they were ideal back in the day, something more robust or up to date may be in order now. Perhaps your sprinkler system is still fine, but you do need to update the extinguishers. In like manner, the older safety cabinets that you bought several years ago may not be as effective as the flammable cabinets on the market today. The suggestions that result from an inspection will provide you with the chance to keep up to date and one step ahead of the minimum safety requirements imposed by the local jurisdiction.
Everything Works Perfectly in an Emergency
Inspections do involve testing. The whole point is to make sure the equipment and procedures you have in place will result in the highest possible level of safety. The last thing you need is for any part of the planning to fail if a fire does break out. See those regular inspections and having the proper equipment in the office as an investment in the well being of your employees, your business equipment, your documents, and other important elements of the operation.
Do you have a set schedule for inspections? If not, now is the perfect time to contact a local provider and determine how frequently inspections should take place. Doing so will ensure you are prepared if a fire does take place, and recovering from the event will be faster and simpler.