Make your safety your priority by learning all you can about the safety precautions taken in condominium buildings. Find out all about it here at The Sky View. The safety precautions in condominium that you need to know are the following:
1. Smoke detectors – in every room and outside each unit.
2. Fire Escape – near each unit (at least one near each floor).
3. Sprinklers – in each unit and in hallways and outside stairwells.
4. First Aid Kit – in every unit.
5. Security – use only authorized entrance and exit points; don’t let anyone into your building who is not known to you; have a “Keyless Entry” system so tenants can come and go without ringing the doorbell or using a key; always keep the gate across the driveway locked; keep a good eye on your building… and remember… safety first!
6. Emergency Evacuation Systems: Each unit has an EAS (Emergency Evacuation System) that is connected to a centralized control station located on the main floor. In the event of a fire, each unit will be automatically alerted and instructed to immediately evacuate the premises.
7. Smoke Alarm Systems: All units have at least one working smoke alarm on each floor. There should also be at least one working smoke alarm in each sleeping area such as the master bedroom, any other bedrooms, the living room, the dining room, the kitchen, and wherever else the unit occupants are likely to spend time during the night.
8. Carbon Monoxide Alarm Systems: CO alarms are important safety features in any home or building, but especially so in multi-unit dwellings like apartments, townhouses, and condos. In the event of a fire, carbon monoxide poisoning is responsible for more deaths than any other type of smoke related injury. There are several brands of alarms available including the most well known being the “Color Coded” alarms. Each alarm comes with several different colored stickers that must be applied to designated areas of the unit to provide an early warning of elevated levels of CO.
9. Third Party Renter – In case of a fire or other emergency, the Fire Marshal or other authorized building representative will inspect the building to make certain all the exits are clear. He will also check the names and addresses of the residents to make sure everyone has evacuated the building. If anyone is still inside the burning building when the Fire Marshal arrives, he will order all non-essential persons to leave the building. Anyone remaining will be subject to arrest and prosecution.
10. Lobby Hours – The lobby of the building must be opened for emergency vehicles to access the building.