Fire safety Audit in India
The fire safety audit is an examination of the buildings / structures and relevant documents to ascertain how the buildings are being managed regarding fire safety. In other words it is aimed to assess the building for compliance with the National Building Code of India, relevant Indian Standards and the legislations passed by various state governments and local bodies, on fire prevention and life safety measures. Safety Audit is a form of risk analysis and evaluation in which a systematic investigation is carried out in order to determine the extent to which the conditions are present that provide for the development and implementation of an affective and efficient safety policy. The main objective of safety audit is to carry out a systematic, critical appraisal of all potential hazards involving personnel, plant services and operation method, and to ensure that safety and health system fully satisfy the legal requirements. Depending on the requirements of the occupancy, the audit can focus attention on various aspects of a safety system such as fire and explosion prevention, protection and emergency management.Fire safety auditcompanies conduct a thorough inspection of all the units and departmentsin the workplace or building. They make sure that all the ventilation systems,fire prevention and control systems, safety management systems, evacuationsystems, and the emergency preparedness of the workplace. Usually,the fire audit team will have a set of points or a checklist that isfollowed for conducting the fire safety audit at the workplace. So, here is theprocedure followed:A meeting is conducted with the management and the otherconcern team to explain the actual objective of conducting this audit and whatmethodologies are followed to collect the required data from the premises.Theaudit team will examine all the documents related to the fire alarm systems,fire exit plans, and other equipment.Visit the entire site or premises,discussions with employees and officials.They evaluate the fire hazards andalso check the existing plans and procedures for safety and precautions.Observethe existing measures to prevent fire, test the equipment, check the activitiesconducted, the fire safety culture followed, and other details related to fireprevention.Check if the equipment used and methods followed comply with thestatutory provisions. If not, they suggest the correction to make sure thatthey comply.The fire and safety audit group checks the trainingconducted and makes suggestions for the better safety of the employees.Briefingthe manager about the observations and suggesting the changes for betterprotection.Preparing a draft of the fire safety audits report.Submit the finalfire safety audits report PDF.
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