Building Safety Audit

Building Safety Audit
Objectives of Building Safety Audit are:
  • Identify the hazards in electrical, fire and other life safety issues at all locations in the premises
  • Understand the existing safe practices followed in the premises
  • Identify gaps in control measures with respect to National / International standards and practices applicable to the premises.
  • Make recommendations for improvement in the premise.
Scope of Building Safety Audit is:
Safety Management SystemFire Prevention & Protection
  • EHS Policy
  • Safety Organization
  • Safety Competence and Training
  • Safety Induction Training
  • Safety Audits and Inspections
  • Safe operating procedures / manuals
  • Accident / Incident Investigation procedures and documentation

 

  • Identification of Fire hazards
  • Smoke Detection & Fire alarm system
  • Suppression System
  • Portable fire extinguishers
  • Hydrant system & Sprinkler System
  • Passive Fire protection
  • Maintenance practices of Fire protection System

 

Operations & MaintenanceElectrical Installations
  • Safety in office areas
  • Housekeeping
  • Facility utilities and services like HVAC, DG set, UPS, etc
  • Lift / Escalator Safety
  • Ladder Safety
  • Safety in Contractors activity
  • Storage practices

 

  • Statutory compliance verification to Indian Electricity Rules
  • Identification of electrical hazards (shock, fire, explosion, overloading)
  • Review of electrical maintenance systems and practices (breakdown and preventive)
  • Review of earthing system
  • Electrical work permit system
  • Review of Lightning protection system
  • Portable Electrical Appliances
  • Transformers

 

Emergency PreparednessSecurity System
  • Emergency Plan & Mock Drills
  • Display of Emergency Organogram & Escape Routes
  • Emergency Lighting
  • Emergency escape routes & Evacuation procedures
  • Emergency preparedness and response plans for natural disasters like floods / earthquakes and in bomb threat situations.
  • Availability of emergency equipments
  • Emergency signage
  • First-aid facilities
  • Review of existing security system
  • Intruder Alarm System
  • CCTV monitoring
  • Training and Selection of Security Guards
  • Equipments available with Security guards
Standards / Rules to be adopted:
  • National Building Code of India, 2005
  • TAC Standards for Fire Protection
  • NFPA 70 E and B for Electrical Safety in Workplaces
  • Indian Electricity Rules / CEA Regulations
  • National Electric Code
  • NFPA 101 — Life Safety Code
  • All applicable Indian Standards on Fire and Electrical Safety
  • Good Management Practices
Methodology adopted in carrying out the Safety Audit:
  • Pre-Audit Data Request
  • Opening Meeting to explain the objective, scope & methodology of the study
  • Site Walkthrough
  • Site Study
  • Discussions with Site Personnel
  • Study of Records
  • Presentation of Salient Findings at site.
  • Submission of Report
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