What is a fire safety checklist?
Fire safety checklists are used for the comprehensive examination of fire hazards in order to counteract serious injuries as well as deaths at work and material damage. Safety officers use checklist tools to develop an effective fire safety plan in the workplace. Alongside your fire safety procedure, ensure you know how to inspect a fire extinguisher to follow proper procedure and requirements for fire extinguisher maintenance and conduct a fire marshal inspection check at least once per year.
This article explains briefly:
The significance of a fire safety check
Despite the annually decreasing number of people who die in fire accidents, 306 people died in 2018 as a result of fire. Austria’s fire brigade association also states that around 23 percent of all fire incidents occur in office, commercial and industrial buildings. A key strategy to keep fire risks in check is careful planning, regular fire safety checklist inspections and regular education through fire safety reviews. Fire safety inspections also help to collect important data for the development of appropriate safety measures for the building fire protection plan.
4 Tips for Fire Protection
An effective fire protection plan is the sum of a multitude of planned processes. Each element contributes to the minimization of fire risks and helps fire safety officers to develop fire safety inspection procedures and strategies for the fire safety plan. Here are 4 useful tips for a fire safety plan:
- Preventive measures
Prevention begins with the training of employees. They should be fully informed about emergency procedures and the operation of fire protection equipment.
- Threat assessment
An examination of the fire risk is also an elementary component of hazard minimization. This can be comprehensively implemented with the help of fire protection checklists.
- In case of fire
A series of inspections of active fire protection equipment (AFP), such as fire alarms, fire extinguishers, sprinkler systems and smoke detectors, ensure safe operation in case of fire. The fire-fighting and fire protection system should be carefully designed.
- Emergency evacuation
Safe evacuation and a planned, well-structured procedure are of major importance in fire protection procedures. The emergency evacuation plan includes important contact details of the safety authorities, the map of all emergency exits and other protocols relevant to the fire. Special attention should also be paid to people with disabilities. They should have appropriate evacuation measures in place and be fully informed about the procedure.
A digital solution: fire safety risk assessment as a template
With a digital fire safety checklist, you can easily carry out regular inspections and routine checks via tablet or smartphone – online or offline. Using the desktop version, you can create an individual fire safety risk assessment as a template and then evaluate the data collected. Or you could use one of our existing templates, such as the free digital fire marshal form.
With the mobile app, you can carry out regular inspections and routine checks easily via tablet or smartphone – online or offline.
With Lumiform’s mobile app, you can easily perform quality and safety checks, report problems in an instant and quickly assign corrective actions to responsible colleagues. Internal fire safety processes are easier to improve and incidents can be resolved up to four times faster.
Digitise checklists and internal processes with Lumiform:
- The flexible checklist builder from Lumiform helps you to convert any individual paper list into a digital checklist without much effort.
- In addition, we offer more than 12,000 ready-made templates to help companies get started digitally in no time.
- Using the super intuitive mobile App, you and your teammates conduct check in the field with ease and in no time.
- All results, images and comments are automatically bundled in a digital report.