Importance Of Testing Anti-Fire Equipment
Anti-fire equipment can also be referred to as firefighting equipment. Go to any commercial, industrial or retail premises and you will find that in most cases, these devices and installations are located in strategic areas of the building. You will know this because you will be able to see it. Anti-fire installations and devices are always visible to the naked eye. But on those rare occasions that you do not see any firefighting equipment on the premises, it is probably rundown anyhow.
All these implements need to be inspected and maintained on a regular basis. A standard 5 year fire sprinkler testing california inspection window has been applied in most cases. But depending on the age and condition of certain sprinkler installations and the potential for risk in certain buildings, these inspection periods could be shortened to say, two or even one year scheduled dates for inspection.
And it could even be six months, but by that time, it may well be time for the sprinkler system to be completely overhauled and/or replaced. Without a doubt, the sprinklers need to be in peak working condition at all times. Having watched and read the news often enough, you will have seen how some buildings have been absolutely gutted, burned to the ground. Dig a little deeper and gain access to fire protection reports and you may well find that on these buildings the sprinkler system was not working.
Similar principles apply to all other firefighting equipment, from the roadside fire hydrant to the hand-held fire extinguisher stationed in an accessible corner of the office or factory floor. And particularly in the commercial and industrial space, you will also find that a hose reel has also been installed. In order to ensured that all is in good working order, regular testing is necessary.