Fire Hose Cabinet Inspections

Fire hose cabinets are essential for upholding fire safety regulations and help ensure that facilities remain prepared for a fire. For an efficient fire response, and to reduce potential risks, their correct inspection, maintenance, and compliance with regulation is essential.

Fire hose cabinets must undergo a monthly inspection to make sure all of the equipment is present and is in working order. Inspections of the cabinet itself would include checking to see if it is labelled correctly and that the door is able to fully open with no obstructions. Over time, fire hose cabinets are susceptible to deterioration. Regular cleaning and lubrication can ensure that equipment operates optimally and extends its lifespan. Inspections of fire extinguishers and hoses should include checking to see if the extinguisher pin is in place, hose is linked to the valve and nozzle, and it is in the appropriate position and working order.

In the event of a fire emergency, well-kept fire hose cabinets help ensure that fire protection equipment is on hand and ready to use, maximizing safety and reducing potential property damage. Having a dependable process for checking and maintaining fire equipment is crucial for large properties and high-rise structures to meet code requirements and ensure no locations are missed.

Digitizing fire protection inspections is an efficient risk-reduction strategy. Utilizing technology solutions can help streamline the inspection process and ensure that every piece of equipment is inspected, as well as help reduce false reporting. It also enables the inspector to take photos and create notes if any deficiencies are discovered – and it can inform the right people of the found deficiency immediately, supporting prompt remediation.

Don't water down the importance of fire hose cabinet inspections—in some instances, they are a matter of life or death. 


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