BUSINESS INSPECTION

CHECKLIST

MLFD's Prevention Division assists business owners in implementing minimum requirements consistent with nationally recognized good practices in order to safeguard the health, safety and general welfare of the community. Our goal is to protect local businesses and the public from the hazards of fire, explosion or dangerous conditions that may exist in buildings, structures and premises, and while not every disaster can be prevented, MLFD has a checklist of ways to ensure that your business remains safe.

 

PREVENTION IS THE KEY to a safe business. You can conduct your own fire safety inspection by completing the online self inspection form below. Self inspection is a useful resource; however, it in no way should be substituted for an official Mammoth Lakes Fire Protection District inspection. 

SELF INSPECTION

PREVENTION IS THE KEY to a safe business and a safer community. Below is a self inspection questionnaire for you to complete should you want to be proactive and self-inspect your business. If you have any questions, or would like to provide additional information, please contact the Prevention Division at (760) 934-2300.

First & Last Name.

Email Address

Phone Number.

Property Address.

Commercial or Business Name.

Address or suite is clear and visible for fire personnel. Address identification characters shall contrast with their background, numbers shall be Arabic numbers or alphabetical letters and numbers shall not be spelled out. Each character shall be not less than 4 inches (102 mm) high with a minimum stroke width of 1/2 (12.7 mm). Yes

Yes
No

Is your business protected by a sprinkler or fire alarm system? If you answered yes, than are all of the appropriate keys to unlock your business doors in the Fire Department Knox Box?

Yes
No
N/A

Does your business have panic hardware doors? If you answered yes than you can skip this question. If the business doors lock using hardware such as deadbolts than is there a readily visible durable sign is posted on the egress side on or adjacent to the door stating: THIS DOOR TO REMAIN UNLOCKED WHEN THIS SPACE IS OCCUPIED? The sign shall be in letters 1 inch (25 mm) high on a contrasting background.

Yes
No
N/A

Exit signs and access doors must be visible in the direction of travel providing an exit path of the building.

Yes
No

Occupant load sign required for 50 persons or more. Every room or space that is an assembly occupancy shall have the occupant load of the room or space posted in a conspicuous place, near the main exit or exit access doorway from the room or space. Posted signs be of an approved legible permanent design and shall be maintained by the owner or the owners authorized agent.

Yes
No
N/A

Are the fire extinguishers inspected and maintained annually by a California State Fire Marshal licensed technician?

Yes
No

Storage shall be maintained 2 feet (610 mm) or more below the ceiling in non-sprinklered areas of buildings or not less than 18 inches (457 mm) below sprinkler head deflectors in sprinklered areas of buildings.

Yes
No

Are there smoke detectors in your business and have you checked the detector to verify operation? Smoke and/or heat detectors shall be required in all A, B, M, R, and S occupancies regardless of construction type to alert occupants or passerby’s of an incident.

Yes
No

Do you have a CO (carbon monoxide) detector? Carbon monoxide detectors in commercial buildings are required at least one per level.

Yes
No

Do you have a combustible gas (liquefied propane gas) detector? If you have an area that is served by a gas appliance you are required to have a combustible gas detector.

Yes
No
N/A

Electrical panel shall have a minimum of 30” clearance.

Yes
No

All electrical appliances and cords appear to be safe. No splices, multiple receptacles or extension cords.

Yes
No

Mechanical room furnace/boiler and electrical rooms are free of combustible storage.

Yes
No

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