Inspections

Resource pages for "Inspections"-related posts for facility managers (FMs), building operations professionals and decision-makers in all industry sectors.


preventing falls

How To Prevent Slips, Trips, And Falls

Knowing where accidents may happen is the first step to reduce these risks.
NFPA 25

News From NFPA: Sprinkler System ITM And Owner Responsibilities

Under NFPA 25, building owners have specific responsibilities for the inspection, testing, and maintenance (ITM) of water-based fire protection systems.
roofing maintenance

5 Tips To Make Sure Your Roof Is Ready For Winter Weather

With the start of fall, annual roofing maintenance season begins: A reminder that maintenance is key to avoiding problems, reducing costs.
roof maintenance

Get Roofs Ready For Winter

Farewell to summer, and hello to cool season commercial roof maintenance.
building inspection

Are Our Buildings Still Up To Code?

The Miami building collapse is another devastating wake-up call for all industry stakeholders.
tree care

OSHA Issues Updated Guidance For Tree Care Industry Inspections

A new memorandum from OSHA highlights some of the hazards faced by workers engaged in tree care and tree removal operations.
sprinkler systems maintenance

Sprinkler Systems And Maintenance

Keeping up with regular inspections, testing and maintenance of sprinkler systems in buildings is vital to ensure proper operation.
façade inspections

Drones For Façade Inspections

The adoption of unmanned air vehicles (UAVs) or drones in building and façade inspections has significant time and cost benefits.
fire doors

News From NFPA: Inspection And Testing Of Fire Doors In Facilities

Facility managers have a critical role in ensuring that fire doors are maintained in good working condition after these are installed in a building.
targeting program

OSHA Inspections Target Workplaces With Highest Injury, Illness Rates

The Site-Specific Targeting (SST) Directive is OSHA’s primary targeting program for non-construction establishments with 20 or more employees.
Work-From-Home Survey

OSHA Guides Employers On COVID-19 Inspection Standards

The COVID-19 guidance addresses the most frequently cited standards, including Respiratory Protection, Recording and Reporting Occupational Injuries and Illnesses, Personal Protective Equipment, and General Duty Clause.
compliance

Are Hospital Facility Managers Prepared For Virtual Surveys?

During a webinar presented by ARC Facilities, half of attendees indicated they are not prepared for virtual document review sessions by hospital accreditation surveyors including The Joint Commission.
Remote Video Inspection

Five Key Considerations For Remote Video Inspection Programs

New infographic from NFPA highlights Remote Video Inspection steps as authorities open buildings and tackle inspection, testing, and maintenance.

Socially-Distant Operation Of Critical Infrastructure

In California, a statewide order has allowed those working in critical infrastructure to continue and applies to the federal critical infrastructure sectors outlined by the federal Cyber Infrastructure Security Administration (CIFA).
enforcement policies

OSHA Adopts Revised Enforcement Policies For Coronavirus

As states begin reopening their economies, OSHA has issued two revised enforcement policies to ensure employers are taking action to protect their employees.
Exit Lights

Illuminating The Importance Of Emergency And Exit Lights

Facility managers should understand the role of emergency and exit lighting and the importance of maintaining these units.
roof damage

Spring Is Go-Time To Assess, Repair Roof Damage

The start of spring is a great time for facility managers to check for winter roof damage and prepare for spring showers.
Deferred Maintenance

How To Tackle Deferred Maintenance And Avoid Costly Downtime

Deferred maintenance can create expensive, time-consuming issues for your organization. If your team is struggling to get ahead of your backlog, use the resources in this article to start breaking the cycle today.
hazardous materials

Containment of Hazardous Materials

Hazardous material containment systems require routine maintenance and inspection to ensure their integrity. Their regulation is primarily handled by the EPA which regulates two types of storage systems: Portable storage containers, such as portable tanks and 55-gallon drums; and fixed tank systems.
Fire Safety Inspection

Fire Safety System Inspections: 4 Unexpected Ways To Prepare Your Organization

Annual fire safety system inspections are an expected and much-anticipated occurrence for businesses and organizations. While fire life safety inspections may not be considered the most exciting part of operations, they are necessary to promoting safety for your building’s staff, visitors and occupants.

Webinars

Modernize to Digitize

Did You Miss Our “Modernize To Digitize” Webinar?

View this free video webinar and learn how to contribute to your facility’s sustainability, resiliency and efficiency, while being customer-centric with speed to resolution.
FCA Data

Did You Miss Our “How To Get More From Your FCA Data” Webinar?

Free video webinar features a dynamic discussion on what the next evolution of facility condition assessments (FCAs) means for facility leaders.
The Office Building Of The Future

Did You Miss Our Free “The Office Building Of The Future” Webinar?

View this free video webinar and learn how to bring employees back to the office, what the office building of the future looks like, and more.

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