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Business Fire Safety Checklist

How safe is your business? Find out by taking this quick survey.

Are fire extinguishers up to date? (Should have a date stamp that is less than a year old)
Are fire extinguishers mounted properly and free of obstruction? (Should be between 36"-42" from floor and nothing within a 36" radius of the extinguisher)
Is hood system inspected and up to date? (Required to be inspected twice a year - date tag should be less than 6 month old)
Are sprinkler heads free from obstruction? (Storage not to be within 18" of the head and nothing hanging from the head)
Are fire doors properly working and free from obstruction? (They are not permitted to be propped open by wedges or any other temporary device)
Are rolling fire door/shutters annually tested? (They are required to be drop tested once a year)
Do you have an adequate number of fire extinguishers? (They should be placed so that travel distance does not exceed 75 feet or when there is a significant hazard to protect such as kitchens)
Are exit doors clearly marked, lit up and free from obstruction? (They are required to be identified with signs that are internally illuminated)
Are exit doors unlocked?
Are all exits well lit?
Are all electrical plates and outlets free from exposed wiring? (Cover plates are required no open junction boxes are permitted)
Are extension cords used properly? (They are for temporary purposes and are not a substitution for permanent wiring)
Are electrical panels to be kept clear at least 36 inches from storage?
Are gas cylinders secured so as not to permit tipping?
Are hallways and storage spaces free from accumulated rubbish?
Is storage kept at a distance of 24 inches from the ceiling?
Is your address properly posted? (Four inch height minimum)
Are fire lanes clearly posted and marked?
Are combustibles kept a safe distance from any heat source? (Minimum of 36 inches)
Are flammable liquids properly used and properly stored? (Must be stored in an approved cabinet)
Are employees educated in fire safety and able to use a fire extinguisher?
Are fire drills often performed?
Are employees aware of the location of fire extinguishers and exit doors?
Are safety issues enforced at all times? (Do you have a written policy)
Do you have a Fire Safety Plan?
Are employees trained in this plan?
Are hazardous materials properly labeled?
Are hazardous materials properly stored and disposed of?
Is propane gas properly used and stored?
Do you have current MSDS (Material Safety Data Sheets) on site for hazardous materials?

Every "yes" response indicates a positive, fire-safety situation, but a "no" response indicates a potential fire hazard that needs to be corrected. If you have any questions, please call the Fire Prevention Bureau of the Cuyahoga Falls Fire Department at 330-971-8406

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