Colorless, Odorless, and Deadly: Why Carbon Monoxide Detection Matters
Protect Your Patrons, Staff and Business with Proper CO Detection Equipment
Are you aware that hotels, multi-family dwelling buildings, certain commercial facilities and schools in the state of Pennsylvania are required to have CO detectors? The use of CO detectors is an essential safety measure around any fossil burning fuel device, but they are now more critical than ever as the weather gets colder.
The International Building Code (IBC) governs the above requirement of CO detection at these locations and is a model code that provides minimum requirements to safeguard the public health, safety and general welfare of the occupants of new and existing buildings and structures. Please find attached reference from IBC 2021, Chapter 9, Section 915.
Keep reading to understand the importance of CO detection for your business property in the Lehigh Valley, PA, region. You’ll discover how you can protect yourself and your company with preventative action.
Time is of the essence when it comes to carbon monoxide leaks. Injuries and casualties from this poisonous gas are preventable with early detection that sounds an alert immediately. For warehouses, daycares, retail stores, and all other verticals, a loud alert will sound, and staff can evacuate the building immediately and make their way outside for fresh air.
Part of a Robust Emergency Response System
For an even better response to carbon monoxide and other workplace dangers, integration into your existing fire alarm and mass notification systems is imperative. Everyone will hear the alarm sound immediately while on-site, and remote employees and off-site managers will also receive instant notification of the incident via text alert or phone call. Managers can also remotely lock down hallways and warehouses immediately to prevent continued access to dangerous areas until emergency response teams can respond to the call and clear the building of the gasses safely.
Keeps Everyone Safe
Idling cars in confined spaces, blocked air vents, open flames, space heaters, and building heating systems are all potential locations for CO leaks and causes for possible CO poisoning.
Go a step further in protecting your investments and team with regularly scheduled maintenance of your systems. With our professional fire and life safety system installations and maintenance plans, you can ensure a quick and life-saving response time when it matters most. Proactive systems monitoring and testing ensure your CO detection and emergency response systems are working as they should and are in compliance with all national, state, and local standards.
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