N.J. Admin. Code § 10:161B-15.2 - Drills, tests and inspections

(a) The facility shall conduct and document drills of emergency plans annually and as follows:
1. On an annual basis, fire emergency drills shall be conducted at least quarterly during each of two shifts (eight drills per annum);
2. On an annual basis, emergency disaster drills other than fire, that is, hurricane, natural disasters, bomb threat, loss of water, loss of power, radiological, biological or chemical incidents, shall be conducted at least quarterly (four drills per annum); and
3. The facility shall maintain documentation of all drills, including the date, hour, description of the drill, participating staff, and signature of the person in charge of the drill.
(b) The facility shall perform quarterly tests of the building's manual pull alarm system and shall maintain documentation of test dates, locations of manual pull alarms tested, individuals testing the alarms, and results of the tests.
(c) The facility shall annually examine its fire extinguishers and maintain or replace them in accordance with manufacturer's requirements, National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) 10, 2002 edition, as amended and supplemented, incorporated herein by reference; 52:27D-198, the Uniform Fire Safety Act; and N.J.A.C. 5:70, the New Jersey Uniform Fire Code. NFPA publications are available from the NFPA, One Battery March Park, P.O. Box 9101, Quincy, MA 02269-9101, 1-800-344-3555, http://www.nfpa.org.
(d) The facility shall conduct the following inspections:
1. Monthly testing of emergency lighting;
2. Semi-annual inspection of the fire detection system;
3. Semi-annual inspection of the automatic sprinkler system, if applicable;
4. Annual fire inspection by the local fire code authority;
5. Annual elevator inspection in accord with 5:23-12.3, Elevator safety subcode, Reference Standard ASME A17.1-96; and
6. Annual inspection of the heating and ventilation system.
(e) The facility shall document the results of all inspections, including:
1. Documentation of the test date;
2. The location of the system or requirement tested;
3. The name and title of the individual conducting test; and
4. The result of the test.


N.J. Admin. Code § 10:161B-15.2

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