When undergoing a hefty construction project, there are a number of processes involved in ensuring that the plan is seamless. In addition, the importance of establishing a safe building that complies with national laws and regulations can become a hefty task for the inexperienced. In order to ensure that your building is falling in line with what is required, adding a building code expert to your team is a valuable investment. A building code consulting service can bring you peace of mind when operating large commercial buildings that contain harmful chemicals. Often times, business owners may be unaware of the legal limitations associated with storing hazardous materials. A building code consultant will identify the chemicals on sight, analyze their properties and identify how they align with local Fire and Building codes. Let’s consider the common services included in a typical building code consulting service.
Fire Code Compliance
Most business owners are aware of the basic precautions needed to avoid a possible fire. However, there are certain ordinances and laws that are so intricate in nature, they often go unnoticed. When operating a commercial business, it’s imperative to ensure that all of your materials comply with local fire code ordinances. These trained professionals will perform a fire and life safety evaluation, fire hazard risk analysis, and evaluate your fire sprinkler design to make sure that your units are up to par in the rare case that something should happen.
Flammable and Hazardous Material Evaluation
Companies who store chemicals do well to make sure that their storage units are up to par to avoid a toxic environment. Certain chemicals when stored incorrectly may result in combustion or even a disastrous explosion. In addition, certain hazardous materials need to be stored separately from others. A building code consultation will address your inventory and classify any possible hazardous chemicals. Then they will evaluate the manner in which your materials are being stored and show you appropriate handling and usage. Finally, you will be given a hazardous materials management plan (HMMP) which will ensure your company is operating in a safe manner.
Hazardous Materials Business Plan
A building code consulting service isn’t limited to simple evaluating your business. Our professional consultants will provide your business with alternative methods of storing and operating your company to further guide you throughout the process. This includes information regarding how to store and handle hazardous materials through a business plan, risk management plans, and even fire code permitting alternative methods. This ensures that your company has the tools it needs to succeed.
When operating a lab or pharmaceutical company, there are specific precautions needed to ensure that your materials are being used properly. With our building code consultant services, we will ensure that your materials are being manufactured properly in addition to providing you with a research safety evaluation. This ensures that your items are being transported properly without the risk of damage. There are certain regulatory levels that must be met to ensure that highly toxic materials are being stored properly. During an evaluation, we will analyze the amount of highly toxic materials present, and provide you with the requirements needed for compliance.
The importance of implementing a building code evaluation into your budget can save you hundreds of dollars in unnecessary damage control. Our team of licensed professionals are dedicated to ensuring that your business is operating in a smooth fashion. Contact us today to ensure your business can operate safely and within the bounds of the law!