How To Prepare For A Fire Safety Inspection In 2022

Every building owner should always be aware of what to do in case of a fire because without proper fire compliance, a disaster can happen. But, in addition to knowing what to do if a fire breaks out, you should also learn about what to do to prevent fires in the first place. Then, with the proper fire safety precautions, your building will hopefully never see a disastrous fire.

One of the best things you can do for your building and any people inside and around your building is to take the correct steps to prevent accidents and disasters. This way, even if a fire or other unfortunate event happens, you and everyone else will be able to act appropriately and minimise injuries and damages. 

So, what do you need to do to prepare your building for a fire compliance inspection in 2022?

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Why Are Fire Safety Precautions So Important?

Naturally, we all know why fire safety is so essential; fires can be very destructive and can ruin buildings and lives. But, even without sudden fires actually occurring, neglecting fire safety can be dangerous in other ways as well. 

For one, if you fail to follow your area's specific building codes, you could be written up and fined. Proper fire safety is also great for keeping up with your building's building warrant of fitness.

Everyone from building owners of old buildings to construction managers who are in the process of creating a new building must comply with fire safety to ensure the security and health of everyone in and around the building. 

So, with the right fire compliance, you can protect people, protect your building and stay in line with New Zealand's specific building codes. 

What Should I Do Before A Fire Safety Inspection?

Luckily, you can easily look up what your area's fire safety codes are if you do not already know them. As a building owner, it's your responsibility to make sure your building is safe and working correctly. So, it's very essential that regular maintenance and inspections happen in your structure. Even if you haven't recently experienced any issues or disasters, staying on top of your building's status can significantly help you stay safe. 

If you are expecting a fire safety inspection, or if you smartly want to keep up with your building's fire compliance, you should consider the following actions:

Stay Up To Date With Your Area's Fire Safety Code. Even if you are not expecting an inspector to show up soon, you should always keep up with your area's building codes. By regularly checking up on your local fire standards, you can be better prepared for fire inspectors and potential accidents. And, if any changes are made, you can respond accordingly. 

Display And Make Sure Your Building's Staff And Occupants Are Aware Of What To Do In Case Of Fire. The problem with fires is that people rarely see them coming, and even if they do anticipate them or notice them when they start, they can quickly grow out of control until an entire section of your building is up in flames. Therefore, it is absolutely vital that you and anyone who works or lives in your building knows precisely what to do if a fire breaks out. 

To do this, you can inform everyone of fire compliance precautions yourself by speaking with people or by displaying the information through posters or flyers. So, even if someone doesn't remember the locations of your fire exits, they will be able to find the information you posted and get out safely. 

Contact A Professional For A Fire Report. To truly ensure your building is up to code, one of the best things you can do is have a fire report conducted by a professional. In general, you must have a fire report every time an alteration is made to your building, if your building's purpose changes, if a new build happens, if land is subdivided in a manner that affects your structure and when extending your building's life. 

Where Can I Find Professionals To Help Me With My Fire Compliance?

Fire safety and compliance should never be taken lightly, and making sure your building is secure on your own can be very challenging if you don't have the proper training. So, to truly ensure the security of your building, you should contact us at Compliance Consultants. We help New Zealand building owners by offering an excellent fire protection compliance service.

With our help, you can truly make sure your building is prepared for an unexpected fire in the best ways possible. Prevention is one of the very best weapons we have against unfortunate incidents, and with suitable preventative measures, you will hopefully never see a disastrous fire in your building. 

Do you have any questions about what we can help you with? Please contact us through our contact page or call us at 0800 325 435 to clear up any worries or confusion. Safety is one of our top priorities, and we are here and ready to help.

Keep your building safe with help from us at Compliance Consultants.