Unformatted text preview: Inspection Checklist for Existing Buildings
The following checklist represents common fire inspection components.
provisions of the Fire Code. It does not encompass all This checklist is provided to allow building owners/representatives to correct deficiencies in their
facilities prior to a Fire Department inspection.
Please contact the Grand Rapids Fire Prevention Bureau at (616) 456-3900 for assistance. Exterior of Building
The address shall be sized and located so that it is readily visible from the street (4-inch high
minimum). The numbers must be in contrasting color to the building color.
Exits from the building must be clear to an open area, not blocked by parking or
Grounds must be clear of debris.
Gas meter must be protected (with bumpers) if in an area where it could be damaged.
Is there a Knox-Box (fire department key box) on the building? If so, are the correct keys
inside? Occupant Load
All assembly occupancies must have their maximum occupant capacity reviewed by Fire Prevention
Bureau personnel. Whenever the arrangement of the space(s) changes, the capacity must be reviewed
Capacity signs must be displayed at the main entrance to each space. If the facility no
longer has a sign or needs a replacement, please contact the Fire Prevention Bureau at
& FIRE AND LIFE SAFETY PROGRAM Exit Doors / Door Hardware
In places of Public Assembly, with a capacity of 100 persons or more, the doors shall have
approved panic hardware on all designated exit doors. Other locking devices are not
In places of Public Assembly, with a capacity of 50 - 99 persons, offices, factories, stores
and storage buildings, there must be at least two approved exits and the doors must swing
in the direction of egress. These doors shall have hardware that only one motion would be
required to unlatch and open the door. Some examples of this are: panic hardware, lever
handles, push pads, etc., (one motion and go).
The main entry door (which includes the main door to a te...
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- Fall '13
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