Fire and Life Safety Inspections In a Pandemic

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Make Sure Your Facilities are Getting Their Inspections as California Phases In Reopening

On Monday, May 4th, 2020 California Governor Gavin Newsom announced that the State will be moving into Phase 2 of its Roadmap to Recovery on Friday, May 8th, 2020. While all of the guidelines will not be released until Thursday, May 7th, 2020, we do know that retail stores will be able to be open with major modifications for curbside pickup.

This means that some retail employees will be going back to work as soon as this Friday. This will have a lot of implications in many different sectors, but here at IFS we want to make sure that you are all prepared on the fire and life safety front.

Current Inspections

Since the California Stay-At-Home Orders were implemented, millions of Californian’s have been working from home and millions of business have been closed. We have seen that, because of this, some people with closed facilities have been opting out of their quarterly inspections.

In this transition time of California reopening in phases it is important to make sure that your fire alarm and fire sprinkler systems are in proper working order before you and your employees head back into your facility.

For more information about the importance of inspections check out our previous blog posts on:

IFS Precautions

Here at IFS we understand that it can be scary to let our technicians into your facilities during these times. But, we want you to know that we are taking all of the necessary precautions to make sure that our technicians and our customers are staying healthy. Our company protocols for our employees are:

  • Do not come to work if they are experiencing the following symptoms:
    • Fever, cough, shortness of breath, stuffy nose, sore throat, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea
  • Do not have physical contact with each other or our customers. This includes: handshakes, high fives, fist bumps, and hugs.
  • Keep 6ft distance between customers and coworkers.
  • Wash their hands before and after interaction with customers and coworkers.
  • Wear a face covering or respirator when in enclosed spaces.
  • Wear gloves during inspections.
  • Use booties when appropriate.
  • Clean their tools with disinfectant wipes in-between each location that they visit.

If you are in need of inspections at your facility, but have concerns give us a call at 888-987-5322.

-The IFS Team