Ensuring Safety and Compliance: The Importance of Annual Fire Alarm Inspections
February 9, 2024
Various entities, including insurance companies, state health departments, and local municipalities mandate fire alarm system installation. These requirements are guided by the standards set by the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA), a nonprofit organization dedicated to minimizing risks related to fire, electrical, and related hazards. But why schedule annual inspections?
The Role of NFPA and Its Codes
NFPA’s global experts develop over 300 codes, continuously updating regulations to enhance safety, designed around preventing death, injury, property damage, and economic loss due to fire, electrical, and related hazards. While Per Mar strictly adheres to NFPA 72 (National Fire Alarm and Signaling Code) for installation and inspection of fire alarm systems, NFPA’s reach extends to other areas, like NFPA 10 for Portable Fire Extinguishers and NFPA 30 for Flammable Liquids, showcasing the breadth of their safety scope.
Per Mar’s Inspection Program: A Commitment to Compliance
Our fire inspection program ensures system owners meet all relevant fire alarm regulations. Our Inspection Technicians are not only trained in the NFPA 72 inspection process but many are also certified by the National Institute for Certification in Engineering Technologies (NICET), ensuring top-notch expertise.
Hassle-Free Inspection Scheduling and Reporting
When you choose Per Mar for fire inspections, forget about tracking inspection dates – we do that for you! We provide detailed reports, handle any necessary municipal submissions, and ensure compliance with annual inspection requirements via the local, state, and federal levels.
Simplified Scheduling and On-Site Process
Your inspection due dates are automatically tracked and we coordinate directly with you to ensure they are completed on time. During inspections, our technicians use apps for efficient management, ensuring minimal disruption. We perform thorough checks of pull stations, smoke detectors, and sprinkler connections, among others, while coordinating with site contacts for smooth operations.
Post-Inspection Procedures: Ensuring Accuracy and Compliance
Post-inspection, our reports undergo rigorous review for accuracy and completeness. We share our findings with you, upload reports to our database, and, where required, submit them to municipal compliance websites. To ensure continuous protection, your next inspection date is automatically scheduled at the appropriate interval.