If you run a business in New Jersey or you’re thinking about expanding to a new building, it’s important to understand fire safety requirements at your location. Building codes and OSHA Standards require a certain number of fire extinguishers to be present in every NJ commercial building. The number and … Continue reading How Many Fire Extinguishers Are Required for NJ Commercial Buildings?
As a business owner or building manager, it’s your responsibility to make sure your emergency lighting system is fully functional at all times. This responsibility isn’t just for the sake of your staff and customers; it’s also necessary to ensure you remain in compliance with OSHA and LIFE SAFETY codes … Continue reading Burnt Out Exit Lights: What to Do & How to Replace
As you go about day-to-day business operations, you probably don’t give much thought to the fire extinguishers positioned in various corners around the building. However, if a blaze ever breaks out, you’ll be glad to know you have functioning fire extinguishers at your disposal. So how often should fire extinguishers … Continue reading How Often Should Fire Extinguishers Be Inspected?
In recent years, commercial and restaurant kitchens have made huge leaps in energy efficiency. High efficiency ranges and ovens heat up much faster, and meat fats and lard for frying are being swapped out for healthier vegetable oils which also heat faster and retain their heat for much longer. While … Continue reading Prevent Commercial Kitchen Fires
If you’ve recently used your fire extinguishers to put out a fire, you have two choices: to refill (recharge) or replace your equipment. So which option is the right one? At Confires, we can provide expert guidance to help keep your building safe and prepared for any circumstances in NJ, … Continue reading Fire Extinguishers: Refill or Replace?
Simply put, you should not use an expired fire extinguisher. However, with proper care and maintenance, your fire extinguisher should be able to last 10 – 12 years. The experts at Confires can help you determine if your fire extinguisher is still safe and reliable to use by performing a … Continue reading Can I Use an Expired Fire Extinguisher?
In our last blog post, we talked about the results of a study that looked at the effectiveness of fire sprinkler systems in industrial settings. The study, which can be viewed here mentioned a few cases where sprinklers were present, but were impeded or impaired. In most of the cases … Continue reading The Dangers of Fire Sprinkler Impairment
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