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Fire Safety Checklists

Build a solid fire safety plan with smart, digital fire safety checklists

Published 30 Sep 2021

What are Fire Safety Checklists?

Fire safety checklists are excellent tools used to inspect for potential risks and fire hazards that can be mitigated to avoid serious injuries, workplace deaths, and property loss. As important tools during fire safety checks, fire safety inspection checklists help safety officers develop the best possible fire safety plans for workplaces.

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Importance of Fire Safety Checks

In 2017 US Fire Loss Report, the U.S. National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) reported that there were around 1.3 million fire incidents and an estimated 3,400 civilian deaths due to these unfortunate occurrences. These incidents easily destroyed properties, caused injuries, derailed livelihoods, and took lives.

To prevent fire incidents, fire safety checks are key strategies to keep fire risks at bay. With the use of fire safety inspection checklists, regular fire safety checks help comply with national fire codes. Fire code violations do not only lead to serious penalties, but they also reflect the management’s level of commitment. Fire safety checks also help in building vital data for developing appropriate safety measures for the building fire safety plan.

Fire Safety Tips

It is paramount for every employer to maintain the safety of their employee and be prepared for a fire incident. Common Principles for fire safety aspects of engineering design, construction, occupation, and ongoing management were looked at to maintain a safe and healthy environment. The common principles include:

  • prevention;
  • detection and communication;
  • occupant protection;
  • containment; and extinguishment.

These common principles were observed to have a more consistent approach to improve the ability to respond to fire incidents, monitor ongoing developments, anticipate future threats, and learn from previous events.

The following fire safety tips can help the building occupants to promote an efficient fire safety plan and ensure a safe evacuation.

  • conduct regular inspection on different fire safety equipment including smoke detector and alarms, fire extinguishers, and fire escape signages to ensure it is calibrated, up-to-date and operational;
  • safeguard electrical equipment and immediately report any form of wear and tear to authorized personnel;
  • conduct regular fire risk assessments;
  • provide safe and unobstructed access and egress for firefighters;
  • support education and training in fire safety and fire safe design to increase fire awareness and evacuation procedure;
  • keep an updated building information requirements and other fire related contact information; and
  • review government policy and update fire safety plans if necessary.

Build a Solid Fire Inspection Checklist with iAuditor

iAuditor by SafetyCulture, the world’s best fire inspection software, can help safety officials and building owners streamline their fire safety inspection procedures and strengthen compliance with national fire safety codes. Safety officers can use this free fire inspection software to:

  • eliminate paper trails and convert fire safety checklists into smart, digital checklists;
  • automate regular fire safety inspections and setup push notification reminders;
  • immediately see common fire safety plan lapses and issue corrective actions;
  • save time and easily input the date by scanning fire safety equipment barcodes;
  • organize fire safety equipment records and easily retrieve them through iAuditor’s secure cloud storage;
  • sign off fire safety inspection checklists for quicker verifications;
  • auto-generate complete fire safety inspection reports and instantly share them with key decision-makers.

This collection of digital fire inspection checklists offer a wide range of use: (1) performing site safety inspections (2) fire risk assessments (3) fire protection systems and equipment checks, and 4) fire drill plan checks; and (5) creating fire incident/investigative reports.

Get started by browsing these free fire safety checklists and customize them according to your fire inspection needs.

SafetyCulture staff writer

Carlo Sheen Escano

Carlo Sheen Escano is a contributing writer for SafetyCulture based in Makati City, Philippines. Sheen has experience in digital marketing and has been writing for SafetyCulture since 2018. His articles mainly discuss risks in the workplace and well-known safety and quality processes used to mitigate them. Furthermore, Sheen is passionate about providing insights to global customers on how technology can help them to do the best work of their lives.

Carlo Sheen Escano is a contributing writer for SafetyCulture based in Makati City, Philippines. Sheen has experience in digital marketing and has been writing for SafetyCulture since 2018. His articles mainly discuss risks in the workplace and well-known safety and quality processes used to mitigate them. Furthermore, Sheen is passionate about providing insights to global customers on how technology can help them to do the best work of their lives.