Fire Extinguisher Inspections
Fire protection laws mandate that businesses provide fire extinguishers throughout their facilities. However, having a fire extinguisher in place isn’t enough to ensure the safety of your employees and your property.
The National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) reports that an astounding 30% of fire extinguishers in the workplace are not in good working order. Just having a tag on it does not mean it will work in an emergency. Do not take any chances with your safety or the law!
When Classic Fire hangs a tag on your fire extinguisher, you can rest assured that it has been thoroughly inspected for rust, dents, clogs in the hose, and proper operating pressure.
When is the last time you walked through your building(s) to check the dates on fire extinguishers? Maybe never. With our service agreement, you will never need to think twice about the legality or working order of your fire extinguishers.
Do you know that fire extinguishers must be inspected annually to ensure they are in working order? In addition, all fire extinguishers must be discharged and internally inspected then pressure tested at proper intervals. We will monitor the expiration dates and return when needed to update the inspections and tags.
Classic Fire and Safety handles all this for you, so you can be about your business.
Whether you own one fire extinguisher or one thousand, we inspect them all with care and integrity. Our service tech will carefully inspect each and every unit and tag it with the knowledge that it is in good working order.
At Classic Fire and Safety we offer a first class experience with all of your fire safety equipment. Give us a call and see for yourself the difference in our service.
Commercial Kitchen Fire Suppression Inspections
In compliance with Tennessee state law, commercial kitchen hood systems must be inspected every six months. Kitchen hood systems need to be inspected to meet fire code, but also for the safety of your facilities, equipment, employees, and customers.
A fire suppression system discharges agent to extinguish an out of control fire, sends a signal to the fire panel, shuts off the fuel source, and turns off appliances. When your system works like it is suppose to, it can save lives and property, potentially worth millions of dollars.
If your system is not working correctly, it could be catastrophic.
An inspection of your kitchen hood system every six months is vital to prevent an accidental fire from getting out of control. Call Classic Fire and Safety today to schedule a kitchen hood inspection for your restaurant, hospital, school, or church.
Emergency Equipment Testing
Exit and Emergency Lights
Your facility may be equipped with EXIT and Emergency Lights, but will they work in an electrical outage emergency? If properly maintained and tested they will meet life-safety needs. They will provide light for a safe evacuation for you and your employees.
Our Testing Process
- Survey your facility for proper placement of exit signs and emergency lights
- Perform a quick check to test the operation of the exit signs and lights
- Perform a back-up battery test to reveal if your emergency lights will provide 90 minutes of illumination in case of an emergency power outage
- Inform you of incorrectly placed lights, outdated lights, or lights not in working order
You can rest assure that after an e-light inspection by our Classic Fire and Safety technician, your facility will be up to code and your employees and customers will be protected.
Our technicians carry batteries, bulbs, and new lights if needed to get your facility in top working order. The safety of your business is worth giving us a call and giving us a chance to care for your life-safety needs.
Fire Hose Inspections and Testing
Classic Fire & Safety will test your fire hoses to industry standards so if and when disaster happens, your equipment will work.
NFPA Standard #1962 | Requirements for Testing Occupant-Use Hose
2.3.2. In-service hose designed for occupant use only shall be removed and service-tested as specified in Chapter 5 at intervals not exceeding 5 years after installation and every 3 years thereafter.
2.3.3. In-service hose shall be un-racked, unreeled, or unrolled and physically inspected as specified in Section 2-5 at least annually. Hose shall be re-racked, re-reeled, or re-rolled so that any folds do not occur at the same position on the hose.
2.5.1. Physical inspection shall determine that the hose, couplings, and any nozzles have not been vandalized, are free of debris, and exhibit evidence of mildew, rot, or damage by chemicals, burns, cuts, abrasion, and vermin.
4.1.2. All nozzles shall be inspected at least annually and after each use. The nozzle inspection shall include verification of the following:
Clear of obstructions in waterway.
No damage to tip.
Full operation of adjustments such as pattern selection, etc.
Proper operation of shut off valve if so equipped
No missing parts
Threaded gasket in good condition in accordance with 4-3.1
5-1.2.1. The service test pressure for hose manufactured in July, 1987 and after to meet the requirements of the 1987 or subsequent editions of NFPA 1961, Standard for Fire Hose, is stenciled on each length of hose and reads “Service Test to_______PSI per NFPA 1962.”
Eye Wash Station Inspections
Eye wash stations need to be tested according to federal OSHA and ANSI codes. Classic Fire and Safety tests your equipment by the book! We make sure your equipment is working properly and will keep your employees safe when they need it most.
Eye Wash Station Inspection Requirements
The responsibility of employee safety is important and goes beyond simply having the right equipment somewhere in the building. It is necessary that safety equipment is accessible and in operating order to provide proper emergency treatment and avoid serious injury.
(OSHA) refers employers to The American National Standards Institute’s (ANSI) standard Z358.1 specifically for installation, operation, and maintenance requirements.
The following is a summary of the provisions of ANSI Z358.1-2014 relating to emergency eyewashes:
Inspection Frequency: Activate all eyewash units at least weekly (Section 5.5.2). Inspect all eyewash units annually for compliance with the ANSI Z358.1 standard (Section 5.5.5).
Location: The eyewash safety station must be located within 10 seconds, approximately 55 feet, from the hazard. The station must also be located on the same plane as the hazard and the travel path to the eyewash must be unobstructed. If the hazard includes strong acids or caustics, the emergency eyewash should be located immediately adjacent to the hazard and a professional should be consulted for further recommendations (Section 5.4.2; B5).
Identification: The area around the eyewash station must be well-lit and the unit must include a highly visible sign (Section 5.4.3).
Water Temperature: Tepid water (60-100°F) is delivered to the eyewash (Section 5.4.6; B6). The valve actuator is easy to locate and easy to activate for the user (Section 5.2).
Spray heads: must protect from airborne contaminants. Covers are removed by the water flow (Section 5.1.3).
The safety station: washes both eyes simultaneously and the water flow allows the user to hold the eyes open without exceeding 8” above the spray heads (Section 5.1.8).
Water Volume: The station must deliver at least 0.4 gallons of water per minute for 15 minutes (Sections 5.1.6, 5.4.5).
Water flow: The pattern of water flow is to be 33-53” from the floor and at least 6” from a wall or nearest obstruction (Section 5.4.4).
Hands-free: The stay-open valve activates in one second or less and must operate hands free(Sections 5.1.4, 5.2).
Employee Fire Equipment Training
Classic Fire & Safety will train up to ten participants to use your equipment when you sign a new service agreement.
A group of scientists at a Knoxville company receive their annual fire safety training on “Dress-Up Day”. Who says fire safety can’t be fun?
Fire Protection Equipment Sales
Fire Extinguisher Sales
Classic Fire & Safety can supply your business with brand new equipment from the best manufacturers like Badger, Ansul, Amerex, and Buckeye.
Whether you need to purchase a single handheld ABC extinguisher for a construction site, a dozen halotrons for a computer center, or a wheeled unit for a manufacturing facility, we are your source.
Cabinets and Fire Hoses
Fire extinguisher cabinets and fire hoses need to be in great working order. When your cabinets and hoses need to be replaced, give us a call, we are happy to provide you with a quote.
Miscellaneous Safety Products
Safety hard hats and first aid kits are just two of the thousands of items available from our catalogue of safety products. We want to be your source for safety products in Knoxville.