Tracking Job Site Fire Extinguishers
07/12/2021 — Slate Pages
Keeping a safe construction site requires planning, implementation and documentation. Slate Pages can help with all three aspects!
OSHA standard is the safety and health regulations for construction as it relates to Fire Protection and Prevention. The highlighted subparts that relate to jobsite fire extinguishers are as follows:
A fire extinguisher, rated not less than 2A, shall be provided for each 3,000 square feet of the protected building area, or major fraction thereof. Travel distance from any point of the protected area to the nearest fire extinguisher shall not exceed 100 feet.
Slate Pages Solution A QR code Slate tag is placed on each fire extinguisher and allows the safety department or specified competent person to scan the QR code using a smartphone and list: Building Name Floor Location Detailed Placement Notes
One or more fire extinguishers, rated not less than 2A, shall be provided on each floor. In multistory buildings, at least one fire extinguisher shall be located adjacent to stairway.
Slate Pages Solution Slate information can include Floor Location Detailed Placement Notes
Extinguishers and water drums, subject to freezing, shall be protected from freezing.
Slate Pages Solution If applicable: Ambient Temperature field can be added and documented daily
A fire extinguisher, rated not less than 10B, shall be provided within 50 feet of wherever more than 5 gallons of flammable or combustible liquids or 5 pounds of flammable gas are being used on the jobsite. This requirement does not apply to the integral fuel tanks of motor vehicles.
Slate Pages Solution If applicable: A field may be added to list the flammable material within 50 feet of fire extinguisher
Portable fire extinguishers shall be inspected periodically and maintained in accordance with Maintenance and Use of Portable Fire Extinguishers, NFPA No. 10A-1970.
Table F-1 may be used as a guide for selecting the appropriate portable fire extinguishers.
Slate Pages Solution
The Slate Pages app allows you to customize your monthly inspection that can be completed right on your smartphone. The QR Code is scanned and the inspection is completed. A detailed user and time stamp is saved for every inspection.
Sample inspection image
Slate Pages Dashboard Slate Pages also displays the real time Job Site Fire Extinguisher inspection information on a dashboard. Views can be customized, and information can be reviewed or exported to a CSV file.
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