1. Inspect the property for potential fire hazards.
This includes inspecting all areas of the property for potential fire hazards, such as heavy amounts of clutter or furniture that could block escape routes, extension cords running across walkways, combustible materials near heating sources, and so on.
2. Check the condition of all fire extinguishers and smoke detectors.
Make sure that all fire extinguishers are properly charged and that all smoke detectors have working batteries.
3. Make sure all emergency exits are clear and accessible.
This includes checking to see that all emergency exits are unobstructed and that the exit signs are visible.
4. Verify that all escape routes are clearly marked.
This includes making sure that all escape routes are clearly marked with arrows or signage, and that there is enough light in the areas to allow people to see clearly in an emergency.
5. Inspect the property for flammable materials and combustible liquids.
This includes looking for areas where flammable materials or combustible liquids may be stored, such as in the garage or near the kitchen.
6. Check the wiring for any signs of damage or fraying.
This includes checking electrical cords for any signs of damage, such as exposed wiring or frayed insulation.
7. Test the electrical outlets to make sure they are properly grounded.
This includes plugging in a lamp or other device to each electrical outlet to check for proper grounding.
8. Look for any hazardous materials that may be present on site.
This includes looking for any materials that may be harmful if inhaled or ingested, such as asbestos or lead paint.
9. Check to see if there is adequate ventilation in all areas of the property.
This includes making sure that there is adequate ventilation in kitchens, bathrooms, and other areas where moisture may buildup.
10. Review the fire evacuation plan with tenants.
This includes going over how to evacuate the property in case of a fire, where to meet outside, and so on.