Fire Safety Consulting

Fire Regulations • Rack Safety • Operational Safety

Fire & Life Safety

An often under-looked expense of any new or existing warehouse system is planning for the worst-case scenarios and designing systems, policies, processes to avoid as many incidents possible from occurring with proactive diligence. These areas can become expensive liabilities and are vital to the long-term profitability of any warehouse and distribution centres.

  • Centrix works with the leading fire consulting firms to ensure you have availability to professional fire consulting if you do not already work with a fire and life safety expert.
  • High Pile Storage approval is required by the fire departments for most racking systems over 12’ high. This includes review of automatic sprinklers, smoke and heat vents, fire department access, fire lanes
  • The fire and life safety consultants give you an unbiased, independent evaluation of your needs based on code requirements and sound industry practices. They also offer cost-effective solutions without influence from contractors or other sources.

Items Reviewed by the Fire and Life Safety Consultants

  • Occupancy issues
  • Sprinkler criteria including overhead sprinklers and in-rack sprinkler requirements
  • Commodity classifications
  • Smoke and heat vents, draft curtains, bulkheads
  • Racking arrangements and use
  • International Building Code, International Fire Code and NFPA Standards
  • Longitudinal and transverse flue space requirements
  • Hose stations, fire extinguishers, fire pumps, standpipes, hydrants
  • Fire department connections and FD access

 

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