Is Your Business Fire Inspection Ready?
Rocklin Fire Department looks to educate business owners and increase fire code compliance
The Rocklin Fire Department is improving public health and safety through fire prevention, and will be conducting fire inspections at all businesses in the city. These inspections will provide education and information to owners and employees about fire safety with the goals of both reducing the overall fire risk faced by businesses, and protecting the vital economic assets of our community. Businesses will be notified by letter 30 days in advance of an upcoming inspection.
Below are answers to some frequently asked questions about the inspections:
My business has never been subject to a fire inspection before. Why now?
The fire department has been routinely conducting state-mandated inspections and operational permit inspections; the new general fire and life safety inspections will increase the community’s fire preparedness.
Routine fire inspections are an important part of fire prevention efforts, and can help reduce the risk of:
- Loss of life or injury
- Lost revenue due to destroyed products or business closure
- Loss of insurance coverage or denied claims due to negligence
When will my inspection take place?
Inspections are being prioritized based on geography and potential operational risk. You will be notified by letter 30 days in advance of your inspection and provided with a pre-inspection checklist and other tools.
How can I prepare for my inspection?
The city will provide you with a pre-inspection checklist. Additional information on what to expect, a list of common violations and how to correct them, and other tools and information are available at http://RocklinFireSafety.com
What are some common violations I can correct now?
Some of the most common violations include improper exit signage and lighting, improper extension cord use, fire door violations, and impeded exits. Make sure all emergency exits are properly marked, illuminated, and not impeded. Extension cords should only be plugged into a wall or power strip (not other extension cords), and kept out of walking paths. Fire extinguishers and sprinklers must be properly and routinely serviced, and fire doors adequately installed. For more information, visit http://RocklinFireSafety.com
Will there be a cost for my inspection?
The general fire and life safety inspection fee is $215 and this type of inspection will apply to most businesses. The inspection fees are for cost recovery only and will not generate additional revenue for the City. A complete fee schedule is available at http://RocklinFireSafety.com
The fire department is committed to setting your business up for a successful inspection. For tools and information, including pre-inspection checklists, a list of common fire code violations and how to correct them, a fee schedule, and other information about this process, visit http://RocklinFireSafety.com.