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UNCP Checklist for Emergencies and Fire Protection

Use this checklist to ensure your workplace is ready to minimize potential catastrophe if a flame ignites.

Emergency Preparedness

 

Yes

No

 

Are building evacuation drawings (indicating exit routes and assembly areas outside the building) up to date and posted near doorways?

Corrective action: _________________________________________________________________

Person responsible: ________________________ Due date: _____________

Yes

No

 

Do all employees understand their evacuation routes?

Corrective action: ________________________________________________

Person responsible: ________________________ Due date: _____________

 

Additional inspection requirements may apply according to local regulations.

Yes

No

 

Are all fire doors to storage, telephone equipment, and power rooms in working order, unobstructed and closed?

Corrective action: ________________________________________________

Person responsible: ________________________ Due date: _____________

 

Open fire doors increase the speed at which fire spreads and allow smoke to circulate more freely, causing an increased risk to both occupants and equipment.

Yes

No

 

Are emergency exits unlocked and accessible?

Corrective action: ________________________________________________

Person responsible: ________________________ Due date: _____________

 

Additional inspection requirements may apply according to local regulations.

Yes

No

 

Are fire extinguishers installed in appropriate locations? Are extinguishers clearly marked and unobstructed by equipment or materials? Have the extinguishers been inspected within the past 12 months?

Corrective action: ________________________________________________

Person responsible: ________________________ Due date: _____________

 

ABC-rated dry chemical extinguishers are appropriate in most areas. They should each have attached inspection tags that indicate they have been inspected within the last 12 months.

Yes

No

 

Are hand-held extinguishers mounted on walls as opposed to being stored on the ground or in file cabinets? Do employees know how to use fire extinguishers?

Corrective action: ________________________________________________

Person responsible: ________________________ Due date: _____________

 

OSHA requires portable fire extinguishers to be mounted on a wall. Extinguishers stored on the ground are likely to be moved and not replaced in the same location, causing the extinguisher to not be where expected when needed during an emergency.

Fire Protection

 

Yes

No

 

Are wall, floor, and ceiling penetrations for cables, wires, pipes and mechanical systems (such as ductwork) sealed to prevent the spread of fire and smoke?

Corrective action: ________________________________________________

Person responsible: ________________________ Due date: _____________

 

Sealed wall penetrations prevent the spread of fire and smoke from one room to another. Penetrations can be sealed with drywall, fire-retardant pipe seal or firestop pillows.

Yes

No

 

 

 

 

 

Are flammable and combustible liquids stored in approved flammable storage cabinets?

Corrective action: ________________________________________________

Person responsible: ________________________ Due date: _____________

 

Quantities of flammable and combustible liquids in excess of the following quantities should be stored in approved flammables storage cabinets:

25 gallons of Class IA liquids (flashpoint below73 °F and boiling point below 100 °F)*

 

120 gallons of Class IB, IC, II or III (flashpoint below 73 °F and boiling point above 100 °F)*

 

*Refer to the product’s material safety data sheet (MSDS) or safety data sheet (SDS) to determine its flammability/combustibility class.

Yes

No

 

 

 

Are “No Smoking” signs posted in appropriate areas, and no smoking rules enforced?

Corrective action: ________________________________________________

Person responsible: ________________________ Due date: _____________

 

Yes

No

 

 

 

Have the facility’s sprinkler and/or fire alarm systems been inspected in the past 12 months? Is the fire suppression system tagged to verify this inspection?

Corrective action: ________________________________________________

Person responsible: ________________________ Due date: _____________

 

Additional inspection requirements may apply according to local regulations.

Yes

No

 

 

 

Do sprinkler heads have at least 18 inches of vertical clearance from material stored below?

Corrective action: ________________________________________________

Person responsible: ________________________ Due date: _____________

 

This clearance is required by OSHA and is necessary for proper functioning of the sprinkler system.